"and though she be but little, she is fierce." Is a quote I have used before for OLW. I thought of it again when I was thinking of this this word. Like Revlie, I at once new I wanted to use the word to describe myself as a mother. In everyday life I am for the most part very gracious and polite. Mess with my kids and you have a force to be reckoned with. Just ask the rabid raccoon I strangled.
I used the technique I discovered while creating a blog post for Ronda, HERE. It's modeling past on transparency. I love how it gives such dimension, allowing the layers underneath to show.
This word brought up some big feelings for me. I am fierce about many things and I have a heart of a lion. I know myself in this way but sometimes I think I need to keep it hidden so others wont be threatened or disapprove. Mothering with a fierce momma heart is what feels natural and right to me. It's also something that is less necessary now that the boys are older and it is time for me to step back more and let them be in charge of themselves. It's hard. I feel like I have less space for that fierceness. and yet it is a part of me. What do I channel it into now?