Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two Dresses

Katie is nearly eight. She goes up to my shoulder. Today I hung two handmade dresses in the back of her closet. I bought them long before Katie was born, back before my body changed. I loved wearing them. But my body has changed too much for me to comfortably wear them now without a corset or without being a contortionist.

I hung these two dresses at the back of Katie's closet so one day she can wear them. As fast as she's growing, that day will come soon.

Motherhood teaches us to accept our bodily mutations that allow us to give birth to a person whose body changes even more dramatically than our own. And so fast. Faster than you can imagine until it happens to you.