Updated on May 25th, 2018
This post is sponsored by Similac. All opinions are my own.
As a new mom, I wasn’t confident in my newly formed role. I was eager, and excited, and ready to start a family. But oh, what a surprise it was when it hit me what motherhood looked like.
Those first few weeks and months were hard. All those little things that you may not be ready for and didn’t even know you needed to prepare for hit you at 3am one night with a baby who is inconsolable.
But you know what I discovered about myself?
I am strong.
I am powerful.
I am capable.
I have an ability to love bigger than I ever knew was possible.
I am resourceful.
I am exactly and everything my baby needs.
This moving video says it all and will have you tearing up:
I loved watching the first mom discover what a warrior she is.
That look on her face when they hand her that tiny little baby is more beautiful than words.
I could relate so much with the next mom who was up rocking her baby in the middle of the night, just watching the minutes and the hours pass by.
I remember so many times trying to be as gentle, as quite as can be to lay down my baby who had just fallen asleep in my arms.
The triumph that followed as I would sneak out of the room and revel in the accomplishment was so very earned.
Did you notice at the end of the video how the two moms could just glance across at each other in the parking lot, complete strangers, and just know that they get it, too. Motherhood can be a sisterhood. If we recognize that we aren’t in this alone.
We all fought hard to get to this point and battle every day to protect and love our children. It is other moms that best understand the ups and the downs the joys and the struggles that are such an all-encompassing part of motherhood.
Take a moment to show your love and encouragement for the other moms around you, who are doing everything they can to make it through just one more sleepless night or another battle of baby tears.
You are so much more than you ever realized you were. You are a mother.
There are no if, and, or but, needed. No qualifiers that make that title more powerful. The title mother should be held in regard just higher than that of a queen. For the work you are doing is raising our future leaders, workers, inventors, presidents, and mothers.
When was the moment you realized you are strong?
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