One of the most beautiful quotes I ever read when I was pregnant with Joshua went something like this:
Parenthood completely shatters the life you knew into a million pieces and puts it back together into something intricately more beautiful.
I didn’t even fully grasp that statement when I was pregnant with Joshua. Now 2 boys later and in the full swing of motherhood, I get it.
The life I had before I was a mom doesn’t exist anymore. It’s almost elusive. When I look back at pictures of myself before I had children I hardly recognize the person I see and the memories are hazy. And I don’t mean this with any negativity because my new life is SO good!
I know the purest form of unconditonal love. My life has purpose. My life has meaning. Sure before becoming a mom I could shower for as long as I wanted and poop with privacy but a tiny voice didn’t have the power to make my worries seem insignificant. My heart didn’t swell with pride by hearing the ABC’s and life was overly simplistic.
I don’t recognize the life I had before because it was shattered by 2 beautiful, smart, loving little boys that make my life better in every way.