I’ve said before on this blog that I never knew how much the Earth would shift when I became a mother. Little did I know how much more it would shift when I gave birth to my baby girl. I’ve experienced things in the last few months that I never knew existed in motherhood. I’ve reached emotions that I never knew I had and there were many days I was shaken to the core.
I can’t speak for anyone but myself. I can’t provide the perfect answer or offer the “right” advice in parenting for any other mother since I only know what is best for me, my child and my family. I’ve written in the past about the power of a mother’s intuition and I firmly stand by that statement with such conviction.
I was watching my daughter recently traveling through a field of sunflowers. She reminded me of the beauty of simplicity. As she kept walking it was so obvious that she was just another variable amidst these beautiful sunflowers. She’s never static, her body and spirit purely kinetic; moving sometimes what seems to be the speed of light. And she is so curious about everything. Even one of life’s simplest treasures like the smell and touch of a sunflower peaked her interest.
As I continued to stand at a distance and watch my daughter roam the field of sunflowers I realized that the future is uncertain for us right now and we are about to embark on some uncharted territory. A road never traveled with the unsettling feeling of fear of the unknown very present among us…
But after taking a deep breath, my fears subsided as I looked into the face of this beautiful little being and I am reminded why she was put on this Earth – because from her very first breath she truly stole my heart.
And although I am meandering through so much uncertainty right now, there is one thing I do know for sure. That God gave me this little girl – to love, protect, guide, and honor. And with every fiber of my being I will do that every single day of my life until the day I die. Because I am a mother and that’s what mothers do.
Yes my baby girl, regardless of how hard the road ahead may be, I will be right by your side – loving you, fighting for you, and supporting you every step of the way.
This, my little wildflower, is what I know for sure.