mother's week : guiding little lights

Today's Mother's Week celebrates raising little ones to great human beings to spread their own wings and fly off on their own. In my humble, almost 4 years, as a mother, I cannot begin to know what it must feel like to have a 10 year old, a 15 year old and a kid going off to college, and everything those mothers much feel. It's hard to see past today sometimes, maybe into next week or next month but years from now, it's just so far away. There are times when my son looks at me and I see a flash of him as a teenager, and other times he smiles at me and I see that sweet baby I once knew. This is where that new perception of time comes in. It's like yesterday he was trying to figure out how to crawl and now he's trying to figure out how to ride a bike and 12 years from now he'll be asking to drive my car.  How is that going to happen? Time can't possibly go by that fast, but every parent I've ever talked to tells me it does. They give me gentle warnings that life is going to flash before my eyes and before i know it, Finnian will be going off to college. One thing's for sure, that experiencing life through his eyes is pretty darn awesome and I am trying my darndest to be present in today.

So this post is to all mothers, these amazing souls who guide their little lights through this wild and wonderful world. The joy, hard work and magic of being a mother. The amazing love these little ones inspire, cultivate and create. Thank you to the amazing mothers who shared their lives with me, I'm inspired by each and every one of you, and having the honor to witness you raising your beautiful lights is such a joy. Happy Mother's Week! 

Love and Light,

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