Meaghan Smith has dropped an incredibly empowering song called “Mirror” and we have your first listen with the official lyric video!  Also, Meaghan reflects on how she feels about being a new Mom just in time for Mother’s Day.

Meaghan Smith in her own words:

This mother’s day I am a new person. I am a mother. Like my son, I was also born the day he was. A new body. A new heart. A new person.

It’s nothing like I could have ever imagined it to be. I could not have imagined the sleep deprivation. Or the stretch marks. Or the diapers. Or the love. My god, the love I feel for this tiny little being. It takes my breath away and I am completely lost in it. My own mother told me it would be this way. I couldn’t imagine it. It breaks my heart to know now how much she has loved me.

Remnants of my difficult pregnancy and delivery still linger. I can’t encounter the smell of garlic without gagging. My iron, which was critically low during my pregnancy, still has not bounced back. My right hip and lower back often complain when I ask them to do the things they so easily did before. I am slowly but surely getting my strength back. Signs that he grew in my belly are tattooed across my abdomen. I am proud of those marks. I went through a lot to bring him into this world. I fought a hard battle and won. I didn’t know the strength of my own body before he was born. I didn’t know how much I could endure.

Maybe you’re a mother. Maybe you’re not. You have a mother. Someone gave you birth, whether that person is still part of your life or not. Shamefully I have to admit that I had no idea how hard creating human life is. I really didn’t. I know it’s different for everyone, but I just want you to know that you took effort to make. You took energy and blood and tears and sweat and iron and pain and joy to create. Every one of us did. Your life has more value than any jewel or treasured metal this earth could offer. Please don’t forget that. Ever. It’s really important. It’s a message that I wrote into my song, Mirror. It’s a song I wrote for one of the most beautiful people in my world, my sister, who is a mother to four boys. For a dark moment she couldn’t see how beautiful she is. I had to tell her. Mirror burst out of my heart in a flurry of notes and chords and I realized it needed to be shared with not only her, but a lot of people who can’t see themselves.

I hope you hear it and can feel my sincerity. I mean every word of it. You are beautiful. You are important. You have life. What a gift! It’s yours to take and do what you want with it. Live it in love, not fear. And don’t forget to visit your mother this mother’s day, whoever she is, in whatever form that visit is in. She is why you and I are here, me writing this blog post, and you reading it. Me singing my song Mirror and you feeling it. She made this connection possible. She is to be praised.

You don’t have to have given birth to be a mother. You just have to be the kind of person who nurtures and grows people, who builds them up and encourages them. Happy Mother’s Day to you. Thank you for everything. Literally.


You can get Meaghan Smith’s album Have A Heart now on iTunes