Mom • ming verb The act of loving another human being in a profoundly beautiful, sacrificial way. I have a mom. She is extraordinary. She’s easily one of the strongest, bravest, most selfless women I’ve ever met, and for the past 47 years I’ve been fortunate enough to have her in my life; caring for me,… Continue Reading Thank You For Momming Me
Before you’re a parent, no one prepares you for the way you will rise and fall with your children—how you will feel every bruise, celebrate each victory, share every fear. You aren’t told how bittersweet the journey watching them grow up will be; the joy you will feel when they change and reach new milestones, yet how you will simultaneously grieve the smaller version of them that leaves as they do.
"Treat yourself kindly during this transition, with gentleness and grace. You have sort of just given birth, again–to a man, this time, not a baby. You will recover, but it will be physically, emotionally and spiritually hard, and it will sometimes sneak up and clobber you when you least expect it. Having your child leave the nest is one of the most painful parts of parenting."