‘ I’ll meet you where you are’
Today’s picture is inspired by the beauty and resilience of female friendships. It is in honor of those friends that showed up for you when you needed them most.
If you become a mother before or long after some/perhaps most of your friends do,it can feel a little daunting to come together after such a cataclysmic life shift. Your friend’s life remains on track and as steady as when you last sipped cocktails together whereas yours derailed into a mudslide of nappies and hormones.
I lost contact with some friends when I became a mother but testament to the fact that I really only allow the very best of women close to my heart, my true friends showed up time and time again.
Whether I was sobbing over a breast pump , bent over backwards taking pictures of an oozing csection wound or chasing an Olympic crawler around the living room floor, my gorgeous friends sat with me,laughed with me and showed up for me exactly where I was. They didn’t have a magic cure on the bad days ,nor did they have the answers to my anxiety ridden new-mum questions, but they sat with me,listened when I cried , rejoiced with me when my baby reached a milestone and then offered me a much needed escape in the form of their tales from their own lives.
I have always admired the strength and endurance of female friendships. So often the media tries to pit women against one another but the vast majority of us are all rooting for eachother and just dying for the cathartic release that comes with being close to the women you love no matter what our life differences.
Thank you to the most gorgeous friends who showed up for me in the darkest and brightest moments of the last few years
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Originally posted 2021-01-11 21:07:49.