OK, ladies. This one is for you. Read it and have a good cry.
Have you been looking for a great way to try and explain the earthshaking importance of motherhood to your kids...and you know they only "partly get it?"
We live in a world that normalizes children having children. And single young women having a babies before marriage.
And we as moms know this is a big deal!!
But sometimes we have trouble explaining why.
This woman nailed the explanation.
Read it ...and pass it to a girlfriend who gets it ...or someone who you wish would get it!
Time is running out for my friend.
We are sitting at lunch when she casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family." What she means is that her biological clock has begun its countdown and she is considering the prospect of motherhood.
"We're taking a survey," she says, half jokingly. "Do you think I should have a baby?"
"It will change your life," I say carefully.
"I know," she says. "No more sleeping in on Saturdays, no more spontaneous vacations..."
But that is not what I mean at all.
I look at my friend, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes. I want to tell her that the physical wounds of childbirth heal, but that becoming a mother will leave her with (Read the rest here.)
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