And Then There Were Two

It’s Mother’s Day, and it seems like there is so much I could say about the unexpected challenges and surprising joys of motherhood. I could talk about how this is a day I feel the keen sting of loss. I could talk about my two sweet girls and how proud I am to be their mom. I could talk about how this motherhood gig is so very different than what I imagined. I could talk about my relationship with my own mother and how it has changed over time, ultimately settling into something comfortable and stable and oh-so-needed.

But for all the things I could say, and all the things I have before me to contemplate and process, words escape me this year. Instead, I’ll share a quote I love, one that sums up the whole of my motherhood experience.

“In the book which is my memory,

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on the first page of the chapter that is the day when I first met you, appear the words:

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Here begins a new life.”

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3 Responses to And Then There Were Two

  1. samm May 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Beautiful words and beautiful little girls. :)

  2. Marita May 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Happy mother’s day, Mel.
    I hope that it was a happy, and peaceful one for you and your girls, and for your mom. My love to you also.

    Also, as usual, I cannot believe what adorable children you have. :)

  3. Marita May 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    ** I meant all, not also. My love to you ALL.

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