Twenty five years ago I held my firstborn child in my arms, discovered what unshakable bonds motherhood creates and wondered, about six weeks later, when "things would return to normal."
Just as quick as I wondered that thought, I realized that the State of Normal had changed. Motherhood creates a new normal, a new forever state of being. Just like I wondered what this child would look like, what this child would be like, I remain amazed, always amazed, how she has grown up.
A is for always, the state that motherhood creates. Always entwined, always there, always, always and forever, a mother.