The good people over at A Beautiful Mess have graciously allowed me share my words there today. Four times a year they post short prompts for which readers can submit essays, poems, works of art, and more based on their interpretation of the prompt. Today, I am delighted to share my thoughts on the current prompt, Celebrating the Seasons. I hope you'll hop over there and check out some of the lovely work being done by this beautiful community.
At about this time last year, I entered a new phase of life. It was September, though summer was still going strong here in the South, when I gave birth to my son and held him in my arms for the very first time. This was a big, momentous, earth-shattering moment for me, but something else important, something separate yet connected, also happened in the months that followed. It is something that I have often struggled to put into words, but that is becoming clearer and clearer as time moves on.