A child may not know what direction he is going, but when he is attached to you, he doesn't feel lost. - Gordon Neufeld
My next installment of motherhood confessions is by a wonderful mama of 5, Lilly. She is a positive light for all parents as she is very active in the Virginia birth community and a DONA certified doula and a Birth Rights International Breastfeeding Educator. Here are her words:
"I'm contemplating a lot right now on something that my husband said to me tonight while our baby girl was crying. It really impacted me more than he probably knows.
He said that she just wants my heart. This is so true on so many levels.
She lived under my heart for 9 months and now that she's here there's only one place she wants to be. It can be so difficult and overwhelming having a newborn some times but it's so important to take a step back and understand that they need you and your love more than anything to survive. As I look at this photo from earlier today it makes me realize just how much she needs my heart. This needs to be a focus for all new mothers 💕 Give your babies your heart."
If you are interested in sharing a contemplation or deep thought about your motherhood experience, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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