The last 8 months with Olivia have been amazing and precious.  This time has also been ripe with stress, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, and frustration.  I wasn’t prepared for this complex constellation of emotions, especially those that surface like a tidal wave and leave you feeling unanchored… completely lost.  I thought I was ready.  I wasn’t.  Although, the more I learn, the more I believe that you can never be truly ready.

Motherhood is an indescribable joy.  It is also really hard at times.  *Really hard!*

I’ve found a lot of truth and comfort in the following articles written by brave parents willing to document and share their candid, beautiful journey:

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