Friday, January 13, 2012

awaking mother

{via pinterest}
{five minutes. refusing to over-think or over-complicate. in these moments, we write for love}

when i went to bed on Wednesday night, i was a me. single tense, just one body.

or was i really? 

because this little one was already growing within, without me even knowing that i wasn't just a me. but a we.

but this morning, i awoke. and it was different.

because i was mother. i could feel the change. maybe not physically yet, maybe it's too soon. but i found my fingers pressed against skin, whispering good morning to the lentil in my tummy.

because i awoke new today. 

no more will Friday the 13th speak of bad luck. it will be the first full day that i knew i was mother. 

today was the day my mother hugged both me and her grandchild at the same time. the first day that i wandered through my home with Harry Potter in hand as i read familiar words to the tiny one who can already hear me.

i awoke different today, though i have been doing it for six weeks without realizing.

today, i knew. and i awoke mother.

{thank you so much to each and every one of you who wished us well. we are so incredibly excited. 
we are due on September 3rd, 2012. expect lots and lots of updates as the weeks progress!}


  1. *girly sequel*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is there any better joy (next to your own, of course!) to learning such GLORIOUS news!!!!!

  2. my whole family congratulates you. my sister even offered to come live with you until your baby goes off to college. yes, i know, long time from now, but still. quite precious.
    adored this post. again, SO. EXCITED. :))
    -jocee <3

  3. btw... I was born on Friday the 13th... its always been a good day, but now you know it! haha... love you! <3

  4. so beautifully written... :) and SO PRECIOUS! your little one will thank you one day for reading to him or her :) .. My son has a LOVE for reading and I KNOW it has something to do with all the books i read to him while he was in there! :) BEST wishes for you !!!!!!! the best feeling in the world! :D MOM! hope you got my email! about winning this weeks inspiration blog award! theres a graphic if you want to grab it to post on your bloggie too! congrats again!

  5. Eeeeeeek! I am SO thrilled for you -- seriously♥

    Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  6. OH OH Oh... how exciting!! Congrats sweet friend. What a wonderful surprise. I'm totally giddy for you right now.

  7. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! :)

  8. Wonderful news Rachel ... YEAH!!!

  9. this is fantastic news!!!!!! enjoy and keep breathing in the newness and wonder.


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon