The sun beats down, dust swirling as pain surges through your body. Vulnerable and wounded, you’re unable to stand. Predators have left you torn, and vultures begin to circle overhead. Gathering strength, you try to stand but collapse again. The thunder of feet causes you to open your clenched eyes, lurching to awareness. Shadows pass over you as huge figures block out the light. Have the enemies returned? No. Allies have arrived.
Side by side, backs to you, your community encircles to protect you. No predator stands a chance against this impenetrable ring of females. Stomping, trumpeting, tusks brandishing, it is clear that no danger is a match for these fearless defenders. Rescued, relief washes over you as you rest and heal. When your strength returns, upheld by this sisterhood, together you march proudly home.
This is the scene as an elephant faces a predator, soothes an injury, or gives birth to her baby. Protected by a ring of others, elephants experience these life changing moments safely surrounded by their community. They guard each other, support one another, reinforce each other in weakness, and celebrate together in victory.
Milky Mommas is built on the foundation of this Elephant story.
We encircle our sisters as they pass through the most challenging hours, days, and seasons of life. None of us is ever alone, no matter how grueling the trial. There is nothing as formidable as a community of women, committed to doing life together.
When you bring your baby home and feel completely overwhelmed? We’ve been there.
When you’re up at 3am with a child who just won’t nurse to sleep? Your sisters are up too.
When you reach an important milestone and nobody else understands? We get it.
We show up.
We stick around through the hard stuff.
We lock arms to protect the momma in pain.
We lift up the momma in the midst of trials.
We laugh, we mourn, and we celebrate- together.
One of our sisters is in the midst of a dark season- something no woman should face. We will not let her face it alone. Please join us in support and love of this momma, as we walk with her through the darkness- as we surround her with protection, support, and love.
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She is walking through the fire- please join us as we walk with her.
(Featured Image Credit – David Yarrow)