Someone on facebook posted this status not too long ago, and for some reason I was compelled to save it.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
I think that's what a lot of life is all about. Sometime you have to jump right in and see where the road takes you. That's how I feel about motherhood. I was concerned about things like sleep deprivation. Would I be able to function? Would I be able to take care of the baby? Would I have the energy to talk talk talk, all day long, to someone who can't reply? to teach and nurture? and to still love? And what I've discovered is exactly why that status struck a note with me.
I DO have the energy, the patience, the desire to do my absolute best for this kid. To not fail him, I will do whatever it is that I should (or think I should) be doing. And not only that, I do it with renewed vigor every.single.day. I feel like I am the lucky one and would be a fool not to take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity: to be Baby Boy's momma. In short, I feel like I am my best self.