Friday, January 20, 2012


I just read the most wonderful essay/article, which you should go and read here.

If you’re not a mother or parent then perhaps it won’t resonate with you like it did to me. But for me, it just hit home in an amazing way. If you don’t read the whole thing, then read this part at least.:

Dear mother of only one child, don’t blame yourself for thinking that your life is hard.  You’re suffering now because you’re turning into a new woman, a woman who is never allowed to be alone.  For what?  Only so that you can become strong enough to be a woman who will be left.

When I had only one child, she was so heavy.  Now I can see that children are as light as air.  They float past you, nudging against you like balloons as they ascend.