Good evening, lovely Planetarians, all 233 of you! After a horrible week of bad news of floods in Queensland, landslides in Brazil and cancer claiming two people I know, the sun has finally come out in Hobart and it's actually *felt* like summer on Planet Baby for the first time this year. You know, that balmy evening feel with long daylight when you can fling open the French doors (we did) and dine outside (will tomorrow)? It's lifted my spirits a little.
So, too, did a delicious dinner last night with three other Hobart bloggers, my first time ever to meet so many bloggers in person! I spent four hours in the delightful company of three extraordinary women who have all arrived at motherhood in different ways but who share a passion for mothering and many values. It was a privilege to be there and I'll be sure to organise another one soon.
|What it's all about|
I'm going to try to follow my own advice and have a early night tonight so this is a short post. I found this quotation from the film 'Motherhood' a while ago. I haven't seen it but this resonated with me strongly so I wanted to share it with you.
Motherhood is about accepting the limitations of time and energy which stretch beyond you. Even though sometimes it feels like they could consume you.
Search for, and hold onto, your own true self. If you lose that, what kind of mother can you be?
Things are always changing, no matter how much we might want things to stay the same. You could take a picture of your children every single day and every single day, they would just be getting older. That’s a fact. A heartbreaking fact. Still a fact.
So seize your days and dwell in them fully. Look to your children because they know how to inhabit brief periods of time with extreme passion.
And for nothing more really - that's the sake of those moments, they can help you remember that. If you only slow down and let them.
Feel fortunate, because chances are you actually might be.
It makes you think, doesn't it? I really need to pin this up somewhere visible to remind me of what's important, especially the second paragraph. I'd love to hear your thoughts.