a little bit myself.

sometimes, when you’re a mom, you have parts of you that come alive that you never knew existed. sometimes, you have moments of yourself that surprise you.  sometimes, when you are a mom, you have parts of your heart grow & love in ways you never knew possible and can hardly grasp how you had in yourself what you see.  your heart & love is alive in new ways, you never knew were there.   but also — when you’re a mom, you wonder what happened to some of the parts of you that just made you… you.  today, i felt a little of the “old stacy” breathe. when i dove under a wave in crystal blue water. i felt so incredible to be in my little slice of the world. i felt like myself. my “old” self.  and then i came out of the waves and dove straight into the “new” self (mom).  it was a good feeling, a great feeling. they can come together. seems small – but it was big.

today i felt like the “old” me & the “new” me could be together & present…

it was a good day.

(all photos taken with my iphone)


gramma - May 21, 2013 - 6:55 am

Both together in the waves. Dad wants to know: who’s watching the children, or did she just leave them on the beach:)

erin - May 21, 2013 - 11:11 am

oooooh i just love this!

stacy bostrom - May 21, 2013 - 11:30 am

well, i thought the sand crabs might not be the best babysitter – so ingrid watched them instead… :)

karen w. - May 21, 2013 - 2:45 pm

these are such cool shots!

Laura - May 21, 2013 - 9:07 pm

mmmmm…I’ve wished for that feeling. it’s easy to feel like my old self is lost in my new role of mothering. I love how you described this meshing.

Karin Forster - May 21, 2013 - 9:14 pm

I know that feeling, there by the ocean! Beautiful words and pictures.

nicole - May 23, 2013 - 10:41 am

it truly is the little things. crumbs of the past, present and future make for the best parts of existence. XO

jane at the flight platform - June 8, 2013 - 12:45 pm

this is how i feel when i run! x

MEGAN - June 17, 2013 - 11:46 am

hi! just found your blog through the 52 project. couldn’t help but comment on this post. i’m a new mom myself and i think i’ve been grappling with what this old/new feeling and back-and-forth thing is myself! well-said :)

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