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 sleep...ing 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
Made me cry because it's so true. <3
That's beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
Just bawled my eyes out. I needed that..
you are welcome. It's amazing to me how true it is.
i love this! in tears! i'm gonna share it on my FB!
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
That was perfect. Thanks, OP!
Quoting 04090510:" That was perfect. Thanks, OP!"
you are welcome.