|gorgeous pictures of me with my kids by Jessica Haderlie|
These four. I love them deeply. Although there are a million things I've learned since having children, I also realize that a mother is something I have always been. In college my friends would tease me about my motherly ways. I was always keeping things real (aka responsible). Having children was just a natural extension of my true desire- to care for others.
I've had a lot of thoughts lately about things I want to pursue outside of motherhood. My deepest desires are all intertwined in pursuits to help others. I want to help people recognize their worth, improve, and become the best versions of themselves.
Suddenly I realized that I don't need to wish for other avenues to do this- I am already doing it in the very best way I ever will- as a mother. I am grateful that my greatest desires are being fulfilled in my role as a mother. It's always been who I am. It always will be.