So many of us women have wanted to become a mother, we've tried and tried and it hasn't happened.
We've lost babies we've wanted so badly.
And had abortions that were the right choice at the time.
Some of us have dealt with the loss of a child after they've lived.
Or become separated from our child.
We don't 'get over' these things, we just learn to live with them. And we get on with it.
Because humans beings are awesome. We're survivors by nature. And we get on with it.
Just like the mothers who are currently mothering.
The single mothers holding it all together.
The co-parenting mothers.
The foster mothers and adoptive mothers.
The mothers in partnerships, both supportive and less so.
Bringing up a child is no piece of cake.
Understatement of the year.
We just survive. And get on with it.
Because we're AWESOME.
This photo is my best friend and me 17 years ago, moments after she birthed her first child. I LOVE this photo for summing up what a big deal it is to suddenly be responsible for another human.
We all need help along the way. No matter how awesome we are.
I will help where I can.
And send huge love to you.
And huge love to everyone else helping along the way.
We're in this together, this life.
Happy Mother's Day!
Ruth Nadia x