I've been writing poetry, not only about my mom but about other amazing mother's that I know, and what makes a mother, and different kinds of mothers, and the beautiful legacy left for me by all the strong, incredible women in my life
As I've wrestled through the concept of motherhood, and my own feelings regarding the subject, I also found myself faced with the question of what is womanhood?
It is something I am entering into, a road that has been paved for me by all the incredibly courageous women who have gone before me
Basically I'm trying to figure out what it all means
I have been lucky to have been surrounded by so many amazing women in my years who have taught me a lot about what it means to be a woman and also what it means to be human
And while this is still a journey I am trying to figure out for myself, and while these are still words that I need to find meaning to for myself, I have been lucky in having been able to see them so fully embodied by some of the people in my life
Because of the legacy left for me by these women, and mothers, I am able to begin my own journey, and have the courage to push off of their truths and find my own.
I am so thankful for my mama, and for all the beautiful women in my life who have showed me what it means to walk this journey
I am incredibly blessed