the girl inside | portraits of my wildflower friends

The girl inside 

I return to you (children) full of renewed life

For I tended to the girl inside

I donned my blinders and headed off

Knowing how worthy it was

For a girl, starved, does no one any good

Even the most beautiful of things turn to ash when a corpse lives inside

Why do those around me mutter words of hate? 

Why must those who starve the inner girl, receive gold stars for most consecutive days of staying put?

Would they rather me stick her away in darkness to gather dust for a lifetime?

Only to pull her out at the end, when the nest is empty and try to revive her?

This would do both of us a disservice

For I want my children to see me pink cheeked with breathless adventure brimming from within

I want them to know my love is free 

It doesn’t take much to nurture the girl

Bits of moments strung here and there.Pauses of wonder at the stars and the smallness of you

It is a worthy cause.One worth the pursuit

A unique soul that was fearfully and wonderfully made is wasted when daily grind builds up walls

For anyone can wash a pot

But the nurtured girl can wash a pot with joy because she knows she is so much more

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Inspired by the brave women and mothers who take time to nurture their inner girl.

Photos from the Wildflower Reunion in Bellingham, WA

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