motherhood — a memoir of our first year - by carolijn braeken
"...because i want to remember it all, feel it, relive it.
our first year, the raw and pure memories. the tears of tiredness, the despair, the insecurity. the warm flood running through my veins when i feel her tiny chubby body fall asleep in my arms. that sweet, redeeming calm after a stormy period. his hand on my back while my aching body feeds her once again in the darkest of nights.
her chatter, the tiny fingers fiercely holding on to mine, the sweet scent of her hair. her innocence, fearlessness, her wondering eyes. the process of getting to know her, the recognition, a small human slowly changing into her own person."
From that moment on she made a promise to always stay true to herself and follow her heart — and to keep writing through all the layers of life. Her words are honest, vulnerable and raw. She writes intuitively about her personal life, in order to understand and process her thoughts and feelings. She also writes in the hope that those unable to find the words themselves, will find comfort, recognition and acceptance in her words.
We are very proud to be one of the few retailers of this pure and honest book about motherhood. A perfect gift for yourself or every mother (to be).