As any mother knows, motherhood changes our lives in very significant ways. As Rajneesh said, “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.”
Before I became a mother, I drove too fast. I rode on the riskiest circus rides.I thought I loved my cat as much as I could ever love a child. I made faces at bratty children having tantrums in stores.
I did not know that the smell of a baby’s hair is better than Chanel 5. I did not know I was capable of unconditional love. I did not understand my own mother.
I had no idea how strong I could be. I had no idea how gentle I could be.
I did not know how much my heart could hold.
I still don’t, but as a mother I think it must be endless.
Gustav Klimt “Three Ages of Woman, Mother and Child (detail)