Being a mother

Elephant_with_Baby_on_Ground_30_8_1024x1024photo: Nick Brandt

Being a mother means being bit in the toes,
Being a mother means dancing for hours and crying for minutes,
Being a mother means being in LOVE,
Being a mother means watching your child climbing in a cardboard box,
Being a mother means watching your baby for hours,
Being a mother means meaning.

Being a mother means being tired, means being tired.

Being a mother means dressing him in pink,
Being a mother means establishing a different relationship to feet,
Being a mother means watching my son fall asleep every day,
Being a mother means scraping off some dried up banana from his chin,
Being a mother means getting caressed in the purest ways,
Being a mother means drumming on the toilet lid.

Being a mother means being tired, means being tired.

Being a mother means taking pictures and sending them to friends and family,
Being a mother means observing people smile happily after seeing Sequoia,
Being a mother means seeing eyes fascinated by light,
Being a mother means watching him kissing a cat,
Being a mother means being patient.
Being a mother means being grateful for my own,
Being a mother means seeing my judgments,
Being a mother means having a family body.

Being a mother means being tired, means being tired.

Being a mother means being confronted with myself,
Being a mother means singing, caring, protecting, playing and nursing,
Being a mother means to have sparkly eyes,
Being a mother means consoling your baby after the shock of the garbage disposal,
Being a mother means strawberry kisses and wide open mouth collisions,
Being a mother means tidying up the metal container of onions for the 1000th time, 
Being a mother means being here.

Being a mother means being tired, means being tired.

Being a mother means to have the best little one person audience ever!
Being a mother means being interrupted,
Being a mother means being awkward and silly,
Being a mother means to surrender,
Being a mother means being looked in the eyes as long as it takes,
Being a mother means dressing two people and washing for three.
Being a mother means seeing the boy hugging and tackling other babies,
Being a mother means finding him sitting inside the fire place!

Being a mother means being tired, means being tired.

Being a mother means rosy cheeks smiling,
Being a mother means taking him to the supermarket that he sees people,
Being a mother means being touched by a giggle, a reaching little hand, a crying little voice, a pounding little foot, a shrimping little body, a snorting little nose,
Being a mother means being touched by the fearless laugh of connection,
Being a mother means being touched by just the right amount of time for everything.

Being a mother is easier than I thought and harder I have expected,
Being a mother means believing in my intuition, no matter what,
Being a mother means the experience of growing love toward my partner,
A love being amplified by seeing Rajendra love our son. 

raj, seq ball

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