I Am Changed (Part II)

Dear Mama,

That’s your new name now.

There are moments of panic wondering if you really are going to be able to do this, but there are no email or text message alert to let you know today was the day you were going to become Mama.

It doesn’t work like that.

You might think that day is the same day your baby is born or you married their daddy or you signed the adoption papers, but it’s not.

It’s the day you look in the mirror and see yourself as Mama.

You’ll know this is happening because you stare back at your reflection and see a stranger. You honestly won’t recognize the woman who is looking back at you.

The doubts and questions will start running through your head with the full understanding that you are truly responsible for another human being, another life, another light bearer, another creation filled with the divine breath.

At that moment, you may look at your reflection and cry or laugh or panic or stare in speechless disbelief because:

this child changes normal.

this child changes everyday.

this child changes routine.

this child changes budgets.

this child changes everything.

I am changed.

I am Mama.

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