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a testament to motherhood

May 16, 2013

Last week a few blogs I read linked to an article that caused a bit of a stir.  A soon-to-be father of twins wrote that he and his wife are dreading their arrival, “like cancer patients with only months to live.”  Comments quoted here show that people were horrified and disheartened by the selfishness displayed in the original article.  Well, this morning my soon-to-be sister-in-law wrote a beautiful testament about parenthood from a different perspective than the one referenced above:

Let it be known that motherhood is not the end of a woman’s life; if you let it, it can be the beginning of a very special, very fulfilling chapter—and I don’t simply mean as a parent.

Every year of my motherhood, I have somehow taken on a new hobby. First, it was writing regularly on this blog. With that—because I got into reading other blogs—I branched out in what I was cooking and baking. That continued into writing a novel that largely hinges on a young woman’s love of cooking.

The next year, I learned to knit. In the wake of losing Ethan, I knit up a storm. Maybe next year I’ll take up math and figure out how many miles of yarn I used. Not today, though. Let’s leave it at a whole heck of a lot.

Now I’ve somehow gotten myself into…” You’ll have to visit Lindsay’s blog for the answer.

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Now, wasn’t that encouraging to read?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2013 1:19 pm

    Thanks for the link! I read that article, too, but hadn’t thought of my piece in comparison. The other author’s perspective baffles me, but we each come at parenting from our own place, I guess. Thank goodness for the grace to hand mine over to God as much as I could, right off the bat. He knows better than I what’s best, and only He can make the most challenging transition of my life into the most fruitful.

    • May 16, 2013 2:03 pm

      You’re welcome! And you’re right: thank goodness for God’s grace in every aspect of our lives!! :)

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