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Becoming a Mom

Becoming a Mom

It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to those people who don’t understand.” – Margery Williams, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

 

Becoming a mom doesn’t happen the first time you hold your baby in your arms.

It doesn’t happen all at once.

It happens with every first.

The first time you give up something delicious because your child wants it more, the first time you sleep by your sick child's bed, the first time you realize that you haven’t looked in the mirror in a while because you have been too busy looking out.

That’s when you were becoming a mom.

It happens with every many too; the many sleepless nights, the many shared heartbreaks, the many hugs and worries and laughs.

You become a Mom in all the places you are loved and worn thin.

So on this Mother’s Day, may you (much like the Velveteen Rabbit) be loved until your buttons fall off.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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