Steph recently blogged about this amazing project, called The Mother Letter Project. A husband and wife promised each other no monetary gifts this holiday season, so he's set out to collect letters to his wife, from one mother to another. It's beautiful, and I can't imagine how blessed she'll feel for this gift. If you submit your letter prior to Christmas, you'll receive an electronic copy of all the letters. How wonderful is that? So go, submit!
Maya Angelou once said, "You did then what you knew how to do and when you knew better, you did better." This is being a mother. No one knows how to be a mother. Sure, we glean information from friends or from our own mothers, but mostly, we forge this path alone.
Maybe you don't always know what to do with a skinned knee or how to handle it when your baby is sick, but you'll do it with the grace of someone who knows just what to do--even if you're scared.
It's not always easy. Sometimes the fear will get the better of you, and you'll find yourself in tears, wondering what you could have changed. You'll doubt yourself, you'll wonder if you're really fit to be called a mother. But you are. In time, you will become a mother in ways you never dreamed, just by doing what you know how to do--even if you make it up as you go along.
This is a beautiful journey. It is filled with love and laughter, happy smiles and bright eyes. Take the time to enjoy it, to sit back and breathe it in. Smell your children's hair, count fingers and toes, and don't be afraid to let the world stop spinning just for a few hours, just to bask in the greatest gift of all.