Motherhood: Self Portraits

The days are long but the years are short. Such a true statement about raising children. You shuffle down the hallway to make your morning coffee after another restless night. Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. Going through the motions of diapers, "sharing is caring" and fighting off bad guys. 

Someday your heart will ache like your body does now.

The chubby feet, toothless smiles, crazy bedhead and wild mind that needs to know the ins and outs of everything will pass by all too soon. Soon she won't fall asleep on your chest and he won't need to hold your hand before bed.

Cherish these moments. The sweet, the screaming, the questions and giggles. They are all precious.