mother’s day

My little boy had a difficult first week of life, so like many mothers, I worked out straight away that the motherhood thing was going to be the most joyful and frightening thing ever. When you have your child, you feel like you might literally die. When they are in danger, you feel like you might die. When they’re safe again you also feel like you might die – from pure relief and gratitude. And yet being a mother is the sweetest thing in the world.

Happy mother’s day to my mother, my mother’s mother and all of you lovely ladies!

‘Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.’ 
– Elizabeth Stone

photo of mother and child by James Stratford

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