I had some really interesting conversations with moms this week. I'm working on a concept to do a series of blog posts on motherhood. My plan is to feature a portrait each month accompanied by an interview with the mother. The inspiration behind this project is to better understand what it's like to be a mom, both for myself and for my work. I want to be a mom one day and I want to help moms celebrate their relationships with their children through my work.
One friend I was talking with the other day is a new mom. I asked her what was one thing she would want her child to know. She told me about how much she loves her son. She said it's almost a crippling love. You feel so bound to this little person that you don't want to ever be apart from them. She said having a son completely rocked her world- it changed everything.
She said the love she feels for her son is like no other. It's different from the love she has for her husband, parents, and friends. Having a son completely rocked her world. It absolutely changed everything.
I have a question for moms out there: When was the moment you realized the love you have your child was different than anything else you had experienced?