Friday, May 8, 2015

{On Mothering}

Join me this week, as we head into Mother's Day, for a little series called {On Mothering}. 
I have asked four bloggers, and mothers, to share a little something from their mothering experience. 
The only information I gave them was the title of the series, the rest I left up to them. 

Today, I share a piece I wrote for this series.

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The Journey of Mothering

November 2008

July 2009

October 2010

October 2011

November 2012

November 2014

On the day your were born
New journeys began.
Yours as a new being,
Mine as mother.

As with all new journeys
There was excitement and joy,
Fear and uncertainty,
But when I looked in your eyes
All I saw was love.

Each day as you grew,
I grew too,
Shedding layers of who I was
To become who you needed me to be.

Together we learned,
Hand in hand,
Heart to heart,
To live slowly,
Simply and mindfully.

Mothering you is a gift
I get to unwrap with each new sunrise.
Inside I find you,
And more of me,
Entwined, connected,
Sharing our journey,
Mother and son,
Together.

I am a mother because of you.
I have the honour of mothering
Because you chose me.

The same excitement and joy,
Fear and uncertainty
Of our first days together
Still greet me each day.
But I am different now.
Your lessons for me
Have been profound and life changing.

You have taught me
To love deeply,
To surrender to what is
To accept that which I cannot change,
To live fully and mindfully,
To be here, now, with you.

The act of Mothering
Has changed my entire being,
For the better.
Mothering has been the catalyst
To dig deep, and truly understand who I am,
While watching you become who you are.
It is a journey like no other,
And so much more than I ever expected.

On the day your were born
A wonderful journey began,
Today it continues.
With anticipation, I wait,
To see where it takes us next.

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The biggest thanks go out to Coco, Tiffany, Emily, and Tracey for taking the time to share some of their Mothering experiences on the blog this week. It was a pleasure to have you ladies in my space, and I am so grateful to have friends such as you on this Mothering journey. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Wishing my mom, who is across the pond in jolly old England for a few weeks, the most wonderful Mother's Day. I love you.

And to all of the Mother's who stop in here each day to read my words, and share your stories, you are all amazing. Happy Mother's Day!

44 comments:

  1. Oh that's beautiful Kim! I have such a strong image of the tooth you walking together, learning together through this parenting journey, it's really lovely to see, and a great reminder that we are learning as much as our children are

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    1. Thank you Carie. It has been the most amazing journey so far, and it can only get better.

      This little guy has taught me so much, and the lessons keep coming each and every day.

      Happy weekend!

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  2. Thank you Kim for the opportunity to share here in your space, it was fun.
    I love your post today and seeing all the photos of you and Reece over the
    years is priceless.
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. You are most welcome Tracey, so lovely to have you here :)

      Thank you, and to you too! xo

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  3. Kim, you have a gift with words and your genuineness is abounding. Happy Mother's Day to you and may you have a peaceful celebration (in nature).

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    1. Awe, thank you Karen, that means so much to me. You know me so well my friend, I will definitely be in the woods for part of Mother's Day :)

      Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Beautiful! Images and words. Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Wonderful words Kim and so lovely to see all those pictures of you and Reece together.
    I really enjoyed all the post in your 'On Mothering' series.
    Happy Mothers Day.

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    1. Thanks Emma. I honestly didn't know what photos to post, and then it came to me on a walk this week, and I think it worked out pretty well.

      It was a wonderful and inspiring week on the blog, and I am so happy with the response. Thank you. xo

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes.

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  7. oh kim! your beautiful poem made me weep with love. thank you for sharing this loveliness. i am so excited to read the other posts. you are such a beauty (inside and out). -jenny

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    1. You have just made my day with your comment Jenny, thank you. Your kind words have made my heart smile.

      Have the most wonderful weekend my friend. xo

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  8. I feel so honoured to have joined in here, thank you for all the inspiration and food for thought over the last few days! Happy Mother's Day to you Kim - I just know you will have a wonderful weekend with your special boy! Xxx

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    1. I am so happy you agreed to join us Emily. It was wonderful having you in my space. Thank you. I know you have already celebrated Mother's Day over there,but I will wish you a Happy Mother's Day anyway :)

      Much love to you my friend. xo

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  9. Ким,спасибо за прекрасные слова и прекрасные фотографии!

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    1. You are most welcome Anna, thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Beautiful words and wonderful photos. You and Reece are so sweet together, you can just see all of the love between you . Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend Kim. xo

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    1. Thank you Carlin, wishing you a lovely Mother's Day too. xo

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  11. Just beautiful, Kim. I really enjoyed this series, especially your poem. I hope you have a very happy Mother's Day with your family.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. So happy you enjoyed the series, it has been well received, and inspiring.

      Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day too. Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Thanks for sharing Kim. That was just perfect. Brought some tears to my eyes. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. You are most welcome Taryn, and thank you. Sorry about the tears my friend.

      Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day too. xo

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  13. Just beautiful words dear friend. Thank you so much for putting this wonderful series together. Everyone was wonderful, such beautiful words. Inspiring...

    Happy MOther's Day to you my dear. I hope your week-end is a wonderful one. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Yanic. It certainly was a lovely week, full of inspiration.

      It has been wonderful, hope yours was too!
      xo

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  14. This is a wonderful post, thank you! I would like so much to be in the present myself. I succeed sometimes, very rarely though. It feels so good when I can do it. But most of the time, I fail. And I feel sad and guilty. Is it the same for you? Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. You are most welcome, I am glad you enjoyed it.

      I try not to feel sad or guilty when things aren't going the way I expected, I step back, take a breath, and pull myself back into the present moment. There are days when I have to remind myself many times to be here, now, and other days, it just seems I am in a groove and soaking up each and every second. It ebbs and flows, based on so many things. I think the important thing is to recognize you are not being present, once you do that you can work to find the things that bring you back in the moment. No sadness, no guilt, be kind to yourself, and know that each time you step into the moment it makes it easier to step into the next one.

      Hang in there. A Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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    2. Thank you so much for your answer, I really appreciate it. I will continue to try to enjoy the present as much as possible, even if it could be challenging sometimes. With practice, it will become easier.

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    3. You are most welcome, and so very right, with practice it will become easier.

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  15. Happy Mothers Day Kim! Hope you have a wonderful day. We've had a lovely day here. Really enjoyed your beautiful writing.

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    1. Thank you my friend, and same to you!

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  16. what a beautiful post Kim...i loved all the pictures and your beautiful words. Wishing you a beautiful moms' day!!!

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    1. Thank you Erica. I had the most wonderful day, and I hope you did too. Happy Mother's Day.

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  17. Happy mother's day to you - it's lovely seeing how you delight in your job as "mom"

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    1. Thanks Alyssa. I love this journey I am on, mothering is so fulfilling for me, and I am grateful every day that I get to focus solely on motherhood. xo

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  18. You are a talented writer, Kim! So nice to see some pics of Reece AND his lovely mama :)

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  19. Happy Mother's day! You are one inspirational mama!

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    1. Thanks KC! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

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  20. This was a really great series. I enjoyed every one of the posts. And your pictures are absolutely beautiful. what a journey! Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks Jen, I am so glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was lovely, and very inspiring.

      It has been quite the journey, and still so much more ahead.

      I have the most wonderful day, and hope you did too.

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  21. A lovely series of posts and your poem ended it perfectly. Such lovely photos of the two of you together as well, so full of love, and you seem to be looking younger with each year rather than the reverse! Your life clearly suits you!

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    1. Thank you Sally. I was so honoured to have these lovely ladies sharing here in my space. So grateful.

      Haha, thank you, that is so nice of you to say.

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