Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Dark Night for Mothers

Mommy Monsters, Inc has some words of consolation for adoptive mothers who struggle, especially when they have children with special needs. Some of the same negative feelings and trials are endured by other mothers, too, I think, although on a different level. To quote:

But sometimes – more often than we’d like to admit – that love is not a feeling, but a holding-on-by-the-fingernails choice. How could it be easy to love a chaos-creating, snot-spewing bundle of snarling rage? How could you not resent the fact that your efforts are unappreciated and resisted at every turn? How could you not feel as though you are being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the claustrophobic vortex of insurmountable neediness by a three-year-old insomniac and his openly defiant five-year-old sister? Share

1 comment:

alaughland said...

Always keeping your eye on the future, and bearing in mind that your actions toward the child now may affect his or her attitudes toward life and people for years to come. This lifts you from the here and now chaos and puts things into perspective.