Trusting. Hoping. Loving. Giving. Motherhood.
Wanting. Breathing. Guessing. Changing. Motherhood.
Trying. Succeeding. Failing. Winning. Losing. Motherhood.
Believing. Sacrificing. Dreaming. Crying. Motherhood.
Remembering. Forgetting. Hating. Loving. Motherhood.
Laughing. Ridiculous. Beautiful. Imperfect. Motherhood.
It is one word. Motherhood. It is the greatest mystery of all. Motherhood. It is the one thing that changes our actual DNA to look different than it once was. Motherhood. [...]
Written by: Isa Down I want to tell you something. I want to tell you about how motherhood has made me soft; how it has broadened the curve of my hip, breathed warmth into my ribcage, whittled down the sharp edges of my body. I want to show you how strong it has made me, how it has fortified the bones that have carried me for so long, creating capacity for the weight of my child. There is newfound durability in the curve of my arms. Motherhood has made me substantial.
I want to tell you [...]