Finding My Village

Following the birth of my first child, I felt as if I had walked through a veil; one that separated me from my previous life. I was in awe of how different my new life had become. I was in greater awe of the fact that I felt like other young mothers I knew hadn’t helped prepare me for what was transpiring. I remember thinking, “Why don’t people talk about this?” in regards to the challenges and joys I was experiencing. I wasn’t sure whom to turn to when all was new.  My mother traveled to be with my husband and