Building a Village
Originally posted on Sunday, July 8, 2012
No matter how many times I think I have a good handle on all things Mama I am reminded that I could only be where I am with the “village” of support that surrounds me.
This past weekend I was able to be a part of something magical, I call it magical because of the happy ending and the feeling of pure goodness I was left with. Having a sisterhood of Mamas (the “village”) was the foundation. From one phone call to an email, a few texts and more phone calls I was able to facilitate an exchange of pure giving, one Mama offering her breast milk to another Mama. With my own pregnancy hormones flowing I was overwhelmed by this beautiful exchange. These women have never met, they may never, but they have made such an impact on each other. They have added another person to their “villages” and when it comes to raising our babies a strong village can mean the world to each Mama at different times.
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