. They say "being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed."
Parenting little humans has been one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs I have ever had. If the past four (almost five) years of mama-ing has taught me anything it is that leading from the back is ok. Allowing my children to explore and experience life on their terms has proven to be more powerful than me trying to carefully construct experiences for them. Each of my children require different parts of me. Parts of me I never know existed until they made their introductions in my life.
Mother's Day use to be a trigger for my depression. Not today! I've come a long way in my healing and recognize that today Im celebrating our journey as a family - Team SMK. We have come so far.
So to the village of mamas who have held me close to their hearts, reminding me of my strengths and helping face my fears I salute you. Even on days when you feel like you are failing I'm sure the babies still think you are the BEST (Melandated) mama ever!!
Im the mama of Marli Amor and Kingston Ase.