Sunday, June 8, 2008

On being a mother

My children are both miracles. My daughter Emily birthed a new me. She has tested and tried and pulled me in new directions. I love her.

Zachary had a knot in his umbilical cord. He survives, he thrives. I love him.

Today I am celebrating being a mother as it is the eve of my son's 5th birthday. His sister will be 9 soon. They grow and amaze me. I welcomed them into the world the way that I mother them...with love and with their input and with give and with take. I wish all women had the faith in and the transformation by natural, unadulterated birth. Happy BIRTHday to us all.

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