“Do your best. Angels can do no better”
Embrace the transformations into motherhood that your new little teacher/baby is offering you the opportunity to make and do the best you can with each opportunity. Most important, be patient with yourself and forgive yourself each time you fall short of your own expectations. This is a new journey. Your map into motherhood is new with each new baby.
The Ticopia of the Solomon Islands announce the birth of a child by saying,
“A mother has given birth!” rather than, “A child is born!”[
Look for this care for yourself in the faces of dear, trusted friends, dear, trusted neighbors, dear, trusted family and/or dear trusted community services. Emphasis is on dear, trusted, as this is a time when you and your baby are very impressionable and your time together should be held gently by all around you in every capacity.
“Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.” -unknown
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. -unknown
“We all have expectations that we will be these loving, in love, devoted mothers and then you have this baby screaming at you, and then there’s all this confusion.” -E. Slayton
With each breath in, take in the faith of those who have believed when belief seemed foolish. -unknown