Birth of a Mother

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“The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail – when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her.

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The emotional labor pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love.

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It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred.” -Joy Kusek

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This quote has come to mind a lot lately, as I’ve faced many nights of waking every hour with baby Rosebud as of late (hence Β the sleeping pictures). It’s a tough season.

Holding fast,
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