I got this off FB and wanted to share.. ♥Carly♥ 2 kids; California 5925 posts
Apr 17th '13

I read this earlier, and though it was beautiful.

"We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family." "We're taking a survey," she says half-joking. "Do you think I should have a baby?"

"It will change your life," I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral.

"I know," she says, "no more in on weekends, no more spontaneous vacations."

But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, 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 child bearing will heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable.

I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper without asking, "What if that had been MY child?" That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her.

That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.

I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub. That an urgent call of "Mom!" will cause her to drop a souffl

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
Apr 17th '13

Made me cry because it's so true. <3

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
Apr 17th '13

That's beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

KyliesMommy2012 Tokyo, Japan 1163 posts
Apr 17th '13

Just bawled my eyes out. I needed that..

♥Carly♥ 2 kids; California 5925 posts
Apr 17th '13

you are welcome. It's amazing to me how true it is.

saageex3 Due August 3; 1 child; New York 6620 posts
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FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24377 posts
Apr 17th '13

i love this! in tears! i'm gonna share it on my FB!

SillyBek Due June 23 (boy); 17 kids; Utah 307 posts
Apr 17th '13

Geez! This is amazing and true in every way! And a beautiful way to say exactly what it feels like to be a mom. And I'm extra emo about it cuz I'm pregnant lol

04090510 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Bapchule, AZ, United States 24595 posts
Apr 17th '13

That was perfect. Thanks, OP!

♥Carly♥ 2 kids; California 5925 posts
Apr 17th '13
Quoting 04090510:" That was perfect. Thanks, OP!"

you are welcome.

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2845 posts
Apr 17th '13

I heart this. This is the definition of what it feels like to be a mother.