I find myself in a period of rebirth and re-imaginings. My third child was born almost five months ago and I think she will be our last. As I transition out of having babies, there is something wonderful going on inside my head and heart. I love my children more than life and have devoted all I have to them and our family for the last five years. Although I expect to continue doing that for all my years to come, there is something more going on. I am finding myself again. Stay tuned… good things are coming!
The attached link is a very thoughtful piece that was brought to my attention and speaks to my soul.
I have been in a phase of “motherhood as all consuming life force”. I am moving towards a rediscovery of who I am and who I have always been. This rebirth feels like a marriage of something that existed before, intertwined with something new and different – something that has been evolving and exists in an embryonic state. I find myself feeling excited about what is next for me.
“This is what women do not tell each other. I want to say it here: You will die when you become a mother and it will hurt and it will be confusing and you will be someone you never imagined and then, you will be reborn.” posted in The Sage Mama , Sept 22 2011.