"...take it one feeding at a time. The rest doesn't matter. Just love her through all that bonding & time. Showering is overrated, hence laundry becomes overrated. Order takeout, choose not to feel guilty but to know you've just invested your entire self into the creation of a new life--no wonder you are exhausted. Smell her head, whisper your thanks to God for her entrance into your home, and just breathe deeply knowing FULL well, and I promise you, you will feel like yourself again very soon..."
A sweet friend shared these words with me recently, in a moment I really needed to hear them. Mother of two with a third on the way, I trusted her wisdom implicitly. Each sentence seemed to add another layer of peace to my soul. I have very quickly realized just how desperately new moms, especially, need other moms for encouragement and support. It makes all the difference in the world.
I read her words over, and over, and over again. I never want to forget them.