Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful mama's out there! Thanks for all your inspiration, encouragement, and humor--it's wonderful to be sharing this journey. I wanted to share one of my favorite poems about mothering--it seems to really be resonating with me right now as my belly moves and grows once again.
Now That I Am Forever With Child, by Audre Lorde
How the days went
while you were blooming within me
I remember each upon each--
the sweilling changed planes of my body
and how you first fluttered, then jumped
and I thought it was my heart.
How the days wound down
and the turning of winter
I recall, with you growing heavy
against the wind. I thought
now her hands
are formed, and her hair
has started to curl
now her teeth are done
now she sneezes.
Then the seed opened
I bore you one morning just before spring
My head rang like a fiery piston
my legs were towers between which
A new world was passing.
I can only distinguish
one thread within running hours
You, flowing through selves