may you feel loved, my you feel appreciated, may you realize that you are not alone and part of a larger tribe. one where all its members have moments of bliss and moments of hair-pulling frustration, where their mere presence has soothed someone's heart, and their nearness has helped to foster confidence. it's not easy, mothering. we are all just doing the very best that we can. some days we feel like we can take on the world, while others feel clumsy, ungraceful, and totally overtly emotional ~ but in the end, the most important part of it all is simply to LOVE...when it's easy, when it's hard, when it's frightening, when it's full of doubt, when we feel alone, when we feel supported...love.
to those waiting in the wings of motherhood...know that to someone somewhere you are like a mother figure. they are looking up to you, emulating your grace and confidence, and are ever appreciative of your presence in their lives. you may know this or you may not...but your very existence is a comfort and you are loved like a mother.