When you become a mother, you become someone new. Baptized into this roll that is not for yourself but has you living and giving to another. The exhaustion, determination, confusion, loneliness, togetherness and selflessness converts you into a better version of yourself. This version grows just as the little ones grow. Your heart beats a little different. Your soul sings a new song.
After my own birth, I remember feeling more powerful than superwoman, like I had conquered the world and in that moment, I must have been the strongest woman alive. The adrenaline rush was incredible and I was floating above the world. Then seconds later, I immediately had more gratitude for my own mother and instantly felt more bonded to her. The days and weeks that followed were hard and they transformed me into a better, stronger, more capable version of myself. The days are still hard, but I wouldn't change it for anything. Because of those 2 amazing little people that I have been entrusted to raise, I am filled with an immeasurable amount of love, laughter and life… so much so that I feel like I could burst.
I asked some of the women who invited me to capture their journey into motherhood to tell me how they felt "the moment they became a mother…" This is what they said:
Happy Mothers Day.