I've been a little MIA lately (here at least - you can always find me over on the Instagram), but things have just been super overwhelming for me lately. There's been a lot of good - vacation and a wedding, which means lots of family memories were made, but there has also been some bad, as is typical in life. I often finding myself having an internal debate about how much to share - how deep to go - and the debate is ongoing. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, while I've been really looking forward to my first Mother's Day as a mom of a baby on the outside, these past few weeks have flown by and I find myself shocked by how close it is. I had planned to do some gift guides, but those just won't happen in time, so I'm going to post a last minute gift guide tomorrow. Stay tuned, again.
But today, I've decided to share some excerpts and quotes about motherhood that have ring true or hit home for me. If you know any moms in your life, please pass these along. It always feels good to know we're not alone - to know someone else really gets it - and I think what's below really shows that.
You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking 'This is impossible. Oh this is impossible.' And then you just keep going and going, and you sort of do the impossible. - Tina Fey
I could not get my fill of looking. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment. - Anita Diamant
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. - Mitch Albom
[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary–it’s an act of infinite optimism. - Gilda Radner
Don't stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. - Peggy O'Mara
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone
There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. - Jill Churchill
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed. - Linda Wooten
No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside. - Kristin Proby
A mother's arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them. - Victor Hugo
Most mothers are instinctual philosophers. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish Proverb
Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart. - A.A. Milne