A lot has happened in the last few months that I’m still trying to process, but mostly life with two little ones has been about finding our new normal. We’ve spent this past few weeks in Canada while I’ve been shooting a movie, and I keep thinking of that line “They say that the road is no place to start a family,” but I think our time away was really good for us. The extra challenges that come from traveling with little people in tow helped us work on forming a tighter bond and reconnecting.
You think the second baby is going to be easier because you already know how to ‘be a mom’ but finding space in your life and heart for another tiny being is a task of heart, body and soul. Since my last post I heard from a lot of women talking about how their second baby was the one that brought them to their knees, too, and it made me feel understood and less alone.
On Mother’s Day I reflected a lot on all the mothers I know who’ve lost little ones. Too many. I tried to send love and healing energy their way and I hope they know how often they are thought of and adored by others in their communities, and how our collective mother heart breaks over and over for their losses. Its a pain I wish no parent ever had to go through and the strength and the depth of their love inspires me to be more loving, patient and present with my own sons.
Stay at home mom, working mom, angel mom… We are all challenged by motherhood and the responsibility and staggering love that it brings with it. I am so proud to be part of this sisterhood.
Photos by Paper Tiger Photography