am rounding the final bends of active motherhood with only 4 more years to go before I shift into a more passive role. I will NEVER stop being their mother but my relationship with them will and must change.
Perhaps, like me, you started the journey with stars in your eyes and a heart bursting with hopeful expectation.
Those early newborn days were the dawn of a whole new world for me. I held my child, fell so deeply in love, trusting with all my heart that all in order to be a good mother I must generously apply the best of what I knew (worldly pop-psych), and then do opposite of all my parents had done so wrong.
I was a great preschool teacher and babysitter; creative and so much fun– so I would be a great mother too, right? Easy breezy!
And, (if you’re done snorting and laughing now….) you know that NOTHING could be further from the truth…..
Lawd, there were days, the voice of Gone With the Wind’s “Prissy” rang clear in my mind: “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ no babies!”