A Few Thoughts on Motherhood

Yesterday after brunch I celebrated mother’s day by driving the girls around I-465 with the windows down and music blaring. At one point I looked back and both of them had their heads out the window. One of my kids even had her mouth open. Her cheeks were flapping.You know which girl it was.

It felt good to be a mother yesterday. Breakfasts in bed are getting more sophisticated. My coffee arrives almost right. The gifts I receive are as thoughtful and beautiful as ever. I feel like my kids know me. And like me. And that makes me feel satisfied. I don’t know what the upper teen years with them will be like, but so far I love it. Perhaps it is the calm before the storm. We are all as carefree as ever right now, and motherhood is …dare I say…kind of easy.

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

7 thoughts on “A Few Thoughts on Motherhood

  1. Jody, what a lovely post – and breakfast in bed! Must be a daughter thing. Nice to hear at some point motherhood gets easier – again. My son is 8 and its become easier as he becomes one I enjoy hanging with…but I have far to go to the teens. Glad you enjoyed your special day!

  2. O Jody! So beautiful! I could “feel” how satisfyingly beautiful that all was for you!
    I’m so happy for you each to have each other….
    and I can’t wait to come visit!
    so loving you…

  3. Beautiful, Jody. And I think this is the foundation before the storm, if there is a storm. And if there is, it is the time you spent driving around I-465 with the windows down that will see you all safely through.

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