Monday, May 7, 2012

The Moment a Mother is Born



If someone were to ask you to describe that exact moment when motherhood felt real for you, would you be able to recall it vividly?

Maybe it was the minute you saw your baby on ultrasound....perhaps it was the first time you held your precious newborn in your arms.

Or, quite possibly, it might have taken longer than you expected for it to finally sink in.

I am a mother.   I created life.  I am responsible for another human being, other than myself.

When did motherhood truly feel real for you?

That very question was posed to me recently by one of my favorite bloggers (and fellow twin mama), Courtenay of Soup: Midwestern Mama Cooking Up Life in the Heartland.

Courtenay is currently hosting "The Moment a Mother is Born" and I was honored when she asked me to write a guest post for her series.

And, oddly enough....even through all the sleep deprivation, post-partum depression, living in survival mode for 38 straight months (but who's counting, right?), I knew EXACTLY when motherhood felt real for me.

I'd be thrilled if you'd join me at Soup and read my guest post.

And Courtenay and I would love it if you'd leave a comment there telling us when motherhood felt real for you!!



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10 comments:

Nezzy said...

Sounds like the perfect kick off for Mother's Day.

I'm off like a bottle rocket........

God bless and have a magnificent week sweetie.

Enjoy your Mother's Day...of all the people I know...you deserve the best!!! :o)

IASoupMama said...

Thank you, Helene! I'm so glad to share this! Cheers!

Jenny said...

Sounds interesting. I'm off to go check it out.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Fun idea! Definitely that first hour after my oldest's birth, when he was wide awake and looking around calmly with blue eyes.

Samantha said...

Heading over there now!!

IASoupMama said...

Oh! And I'm posting my story on Friday :)

Thank you all for heading over to read Helene's post -- I'm super glad she agreed to get involved with this project!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm on my way!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Wonderful that you had the chance to guest for her!

myinnerchick.com said...

--I'll click over there...Xx

Tracy said...

Totally unrelated, I wrote a post about this very topic earlier this week! :)

http://ben-and-hannah.blogspot.com/2012/05/moment-i-first-became-momma.html

(BTW, I found your blog from MJ's blog)

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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