1st Year of Motherhood

I’ve shared this quote before...but it’s been on my mind this week as we are a few days away from Brynlee’s 1st Birthday.


“The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail- when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labor pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pains of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear, and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred.” - Joy Kusek


What a YEAR it has been. Seeing Brynlee’s growth, personality, and loving spirit develop has been the greatest gift.....And seeing the deep changes, mental growth, and character development in me gets me all emotional. Brynlee has taught me more this year than I could have even imagined. I can’t even put it into words.

My heart is full and I’m immensely blessed to be Brynlee’s mom. ️

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