By Ange Arbuckle

Motherhood: I Won’t Forget My Body Is A Life-Giving Miracle

By Ange Arbuckle

I forget my body has done the most remarkable thing in human existence.
I forget I carried and naturally birthed three brilliant human souls
I forget the pushing, the crowning and the healing afterward.

I forget the early days when I didn’t know if I was cut out for this new mom job.
I forget the hundreds of sleepless hours.

I forget the thousands of nursing moments where my breasts nourished their bodies.
I forget my nipples were once cracked, bleeding and sore.

I forget the worry and fret that would arise with every fever and doctor visit,
I forget the endless boo-boos, cuts, bangs and bloody knees.

I forget the constant meals, but if I were to count it’s roughly 3,285 a year,
not including snacks!

I forget these moments from time to time, ok, actually most of the time.
But for some reason, tonight I remembered.

And so, yes…
I may look a little tired from time-to-time.
My patience may seem fragile in moments
I may no longer be the life of the party.
Fuck, at times I cannot even make it to the party.
I may have lost my once bone-thin body to these womanly curves.

And yes my breasts may have lost most of their perkiness.
My vagina. Well, it was used for miracles.

So while I lay sleepless once again after comforting my son.
Tomorrow, I will rise, albeit tired and sleep deprived.

I will print these words and they will live on my fridge so I can remember.
So I don’t forget to honour the badass goddess self whose body is a life-giving miracle.

Motherhood does something to you that thankfully cannot be undone.

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love.



Ange Arbuckle

Ange opens her eyes in the morning with excitement to see where she takes herself and what kind of magic she can create and then witness around her. She is madly in love with living. A writer, entrepreneur, adventurer and epic mother of three amazing boys whom she unschools while living in Hawaii. She believes in coffee, possibility, living authentically and that we each carry a force of nature within us just waiting to re-awaken. She is a Holistic Nutritionist and has been on an intense and wild spiritual adventure for over 20 years. She is a Co-Creator of Soul Fire and the Rural Consciousness Project where she joins her awakened tribe of women offering programs and opening space to unearth what ever needs to move for more souls to awaken.

  1. Blessings sister ❤

  2. Sheila Chisholm

    Nice to read about you Angela. Also miss my massage therapist, Ms. Irons and if you see her give her my regards. Have not found the likes her and really miss her.

  3. Thank you got helping all moms to remember!! I love the way you write!! Miss you and hope to see you soon.

  4. I felt every word as if it was just yesterday. Some tears and some smiles but it’s all so right on,

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