So, I promise this is the last “introductory” post about the new series, but I finally came up with a name and wanted to give a little more background on what I hope it will be.
Growing up, my mom always said “you won’t know until you’re a mom”, and I kind of laughed it off the way you do with your mom and her sayings, but then I became a mom and suddenly I knew. I had finally joined “the club” and could understand that love that is impossible to know until you feel it. But then I started thinking about this series and motherhood in general, and I realized that while I may have joined the mom club, there are so many different kinds of moms that are experiencing things I may never experience - single moms, married moms, moms of many, moms of one, moms that could only become moms through adoption or surrogacy, and moms that chose to adopt in addition to the ones that came from their own bellies. Moms that work full time or part time, or stay at home. The list goes on and on.
Motherhood has surprised me in so many ways, but I realize that everyone’s experience is different. We all have different stories, and struggles, and successes, and I think it would be kind of amazing to share those with each other. So this series, “Love Letters”, will be just that – love letters to ourselves, our babies, our other wonderful mama friends…and don’t worry dads, you won’t be excluded since I’m sure Ryan will want to add his two cents, as he tends to do.
Anyways, I’m really looking forward to the series because I just love gushing about my baby, and hearing other moms do the same. But I also like the idea of sharing our hopes and dreams and fears and struggles, and being comforted in the fact that others are going through similar things.
So, here’s to moms, dads, babies, and finally getting this thing going…this week…maybe. ;)