I have lived as a shadow of myself. 3 babies in 4 years can do that to a person. You lose parts of yourself, the version of you that isn’t covered in Motherhood. Everything changes. Your body, your clothes, your hair, your freedom to shower, eat, and do what you want when you want. We lose good things too, we lose selfishness, we lose (some) vanity, we lose our hearts, we lose our inhibitions, we lose our ability to see the world in the way we saw it before. Children change everything.
When we have gotten so far lost inside our Motherhood that we can’t see ourselves anymore, it is time to go digging. Our children and our families need a true version of us, one that is fully alive and beautiful and shining with light. Our soulful selves, living in our Personhood, and also covered in our Motherhood. I hope to encourage women to see themselves as valuable not just for what they do, but for who they are. To encourage them to find who they are, so that they can be fully alive. To be fully present. It’s something that I struggle with everyday. But you know what? It is going to be totally worth it.