Season Of Motherhood

My heart’s been both breaking and soaring at the thought of this tiny being, my last baby, growing and becoming more independent. As we prepare to head into a season where both of my children are in school, I find myself wanting to pull back the reins. I feel like he’s slowly slipping away. First-when he moved from my belly to my chest, then to the floor while he explored his surroundings, to his feet that he’ll use to walk this Earth both near and far from me. He’s grown the point of not wanting to be carried and wants the freedom of running without his hand in mine. My heart shatters slowly knowing he’ll soon be old enough to do so and sings with joy at the fact that he’s becoming the person God intended him to be- a smart, funny, sweet, independent child.

This is part of ARTIFACT MOTHERHOOD – a project shared with other female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words. Go next to the wonderful artist Hollie Stokes to read her post in our blog circle.