Breaking through…

From the book Joyful Birth, I wanted to share this quote:

“The memory of [my son’s] birth has become a talisman that I hold in my heart as I journey deeper and deeper into motherhood. For these moment’s come again in every mother’s life–the times when we are asked to walk straight into our pain and fear, and in doing so, open up to a love that is greater than anything we ever could have imagined: all life’s beauty and wonder, as well as all the ways that things can break and go wrong…Again and again, motherhood demands that we break through our limitations, that we split our hearts open to make room for something that may be more than we thought we could bear. In that sense, the labor with which we give birth is simply a rehearsal for something we mothers must do over and over: turn ourselves inside out, and then let go.”

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