Divine Mother Amber { Motherhood Photo+Interviews } Military Spouse & Mother

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Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews

{ Divine Mothers of June Session 1 }

{ Amber }

Military Spouse & Mother

When I asked Amber about her journey as a mother, her experience was deeply tangled with her life as a military spouse.

“I never thought I would be raising my child away from my family… But I think that’s also a high point for me, because now I know I can do this… not alone, but away from my support.”

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“I never really saw myself in this situation, but we’re here and we’re doing it. We’ve been lucky, we haven’t experience long separations, but my husband did have a job with lots of TDY’s (work related trips). Right now he works 14-16 hour days.”

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“But I don’t feel alone. I’ve made good friends. This is just something we have to live throughout right now.”

As a fellow military spouse, it’s wonderful to hear the shining optimism in Amber’s voice. The long work days, constant separations, the moving, and the sheer uncertainty that rules the lives of military families is emotionally exhausting. Adding in the stress of motherhood can make for some cranky women! But sweet Amber is not one of them, well, at least not today!

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When I asked Amber about how motherhood, particularly during pregnancy, has changed her identity she told me.

“It’s not about me, I have to take care of someone else first. There’s a whole other life to take care of.”

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“It’s not your body, but it is…” Goodness, how that resonates.

She later emailed me to add, “I don’t think being a mother defines who I am, but it has made me a better person.” It really is a mothering truth. Loving someone else so deeply, changes you.

Beautiful Amber, I wish you a wonderful happy and healthy pregnancy. You are glowing with the amazing light of new life.

You are amazing.

You are beautiful.

You are truly divine.

Amber participated in Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews of June Session 2, check out this blog post for more images of that session.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please check out the Divine Mothering Community on FB and click Events.

Photography by Liliana Beatriz Fotografia

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Posted on: June 29, 2015, by : Lotus_Lili

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