In this Mother’s Day season I want to congratulate all the mothers in the world. In the past few months I have realized how amazing and resilient we all are by having some incredible “aha” moments.
Whenever I come into an unusual situation or new challenge I think of my birthing moms, you are amazing!
Here’s an example. In Cabo, for my son’s wedding, I had the opportunity to go zip lining. I did a few runs that were okay and then there was the ultimate, 1,800’ run above a canyon. There was also a “chicken run” for those who are faint of heart. I started in the chicken line, talked to another “chicken” who told me she had hurt her leg and was also scared. I mentioned that I was a doula and it made me think of how brave my clients are.
On that thought I switched lines! If my birthing mom’s can give everything they have, I could do the ultimate zip!
My other aha moment was trying to restart my lawn mower. I was cutting the grass very nicely when it stopped. So I cleaned out the grass clippings, put the choke on and tried to start it. After five tries I paused and tried again. By this time I am sweating. Again I thought, my birthing moms’ can do it, so can I!
After three more times, voila it started.
During this Mother’s Day season, realize how important and how amazing you are and enjoy your “special day!”
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