Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Chance to be a Mother

Writer Amy Henry muses upon what Mother's Day cards never say.
 So while I hope that my daughter has every choice in life, I also hope that she has the chance to be a mother. And perhaps my task now is to make sure that when she is, no one can make her feel ashamed or diminished by making that choice. I hope to teach her that baking Barbie cakes and reading "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and sitting on her child's bed listening to stories about his day even though her back feels like someone went at her with a two-by-four—are, inconsequential as they seem at first blush, the very warp and woof of a mother's life.

1 comment:

Julygirl said...

When I gave birth to my first child I thought, "Am I up for this? Will I be capable of taking care of this life and be there for the next 20 years?" I did not know that I would have to be available for the next 50 years! But I am not complaining! It has been glorious!