They are the bookends of my motherhood story; the bridge between the girl I was and the woman I’ve become. The journey in between was everything I didn’t expect, but all I needed to grow. As the mom of five I never imagined becoming, I compose a memoir of gratitude in my heart for the courage I’ve gathered. May the words I share illuminate all the wisdom I needed then and must remember now. They manifest as a mantra that carries me through the bumps, twists, and moments of darkness:
“I am yet to discover the depth of my strength.”
And so are you, dear mama. My light is merely a reflection of yours. Carry on warrior, carry on.