Badges of honor08/15/2011 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Motherhood | 6 Comments
Tags: baby, mother and baby, Motherhood, newborn baby
“This is as good as it’s going to get.”
That’s what went through my mind this morning, as I stood in front of the bathroom mirror, brushing my teeth. Sophie had her first play date with a new friend in the neighborhood today, and I wanted to make a good (alright, decent) impression.
I surveyed the scene: spit-up stains on my shirt, dark rings under my eyes, unwashed hair, a new softness to my middle.
But none of that matters when I’m with my children. Rocking Sophie, reading books with Lily, laughing, playing.
I am a mother. And, in a weird way, I have never felt more beautiful.