What Does Motherhood Feel Like?
By Mama Track on June 06, 2012
If I ask you what motherhood feels like, can you tell me? And I don't mean emotionally, in your heart or in your brain. I want to know what it feels like, physically. The touch, the movement, the feel of motherhood. Natalie at The Mama Track captured the feel so eloquently, so beautifully, that I felt myself reliving those moments and feelings as she wrote. That is good writing, and as an extension, good mothering.
As Natalie writes, I can feel the sensations she shares:
The constant throb in my elbow, tendonitis flaring from lugging a chubby baby in her car seat.
The pressure of his arms, wrapped around my leg as I try to bustle through the house, holding me back, asking me to wait.
His hand in mine, as we walk down a stairs or through a parking lot.
Her hand holding my thumb.
Her weight in my arms as we rock.