Power in Motherhood
Mothers are made over time; built from the ground up, brick by brick, composed of a million different magical moments, sound bits of laughter, tremors of fear, tears, and unconditional love. The existence gradually sinks into our souls and settles into our bones, starting from the second we see two pink lines on a pregnancy test. It continues to spread through our veins and heartbeat, until it consumes our very being. Somewhere along the journey, it reaches our brain where we finally comprehend it entirely; I’m a mother, I’ve created life.
We become equal parts powerful and powerless– channeling strengths we didn’t know existed and surrendering to things beyond our control. We lead and learn, stand tall and break down, laugh and cry– knowing that all of it combined creates the wholeness of the most important role we’ve ever had: Mom.
The following short stories beautifully weave together the peaks and valleys of power within motherhood. I know you’ll relate to these mothers’ heartfelt words and inspiring journeys.
Editor-in-Chief, Tribe Magazine