Lessons in motherhood
Bee will be turning one later this summer - a milestone that marks endings and beginnings and seasons anew - and I've been feeling increasingly reflective. Our days are slow but climbing quickly - a rollercoaster car approaching the first hill, ready to crest into oblivion as we hold on for dear life. And I can't help but shake this sense that, on the other side of the hill, time speeds faster. Moments will blur into days and days into years as we attempt to clear our head and gain our footing and enjoy the ride before it's over. So today, I choose to pause and reflect on the many lessons I've learned in my short ride as a passenger in the motherhood rollercoaster car:
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1. Play with the cards we're dealt.
I'm a different mother than I'd expected. Bee is a different baby than I'd expected. Somewhere between pregnancy hormones and babysitting memories, I'd painted a perfect portrait of a mother and daughter, snuggling together in a