Journal

The Day I Found My Soul

“In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul” – Lisa T. Shepherd

Almost one year ago, I gave birth to my son.  It had been a long and hard 9 months of pregnancy and I didn’t know what to expect.

  • Little did I know that from the first second I heard his beautiful voice cry out, my heart would become his for the taking.
  • Little did I know that every single day that went by, I would fall helplessly into a love I never imagined existed.
  • Little did I know that each second of his life would make up the best part of mine.
  • Little did I know that I would instinctively become a mother with all the characteristics I never thought I had in me.
  • Little did I know that every selfish (or basic) desire I have would be put on hold such as taking showers, having ME time, working, sleeping, shopping, you name it.

Now I am sure that only a mother can understand another mother… only a mother can appreciate the vastness of her love, her commitment, her effort … only a mother can sympathize with her needs, her wants, her worries… only a mother can provide the support and encouragement needed…

In this last year, I found my soul but I didn’t lose my mind thanks to the help of other mothers who cared.

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