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Saturday, April 7, 2007

More Thoughts on Motherhood

These excerpts actually come from an article by Karen Spruill entitled Help Stop Mother Abuse-Coping with the Psychological Hardships of Motherhood. WOW! The link is here for the entire article.

I guess I was a strange candidate for motherhood. I dislike loud noises, gooey messes, a cluttered home, and interruptions. And for years I had prayed for patience....

...my transition into motherhood was not an easy one. In fact, being a mother has been the most difficult, trying, lonely, confusing experience I hope to encounter. I love my children intensely. They have taught me immeasurable amounts about my own character and the laws of God's universe. But I've spent the past several years reexamining everything I've always taken for granted about myself....

...I was doing the world's most important job, but I wouldn't see the results for many years. There was so little lasting gratification in the duties I repeated day after day....The children didn't respect my work, privacy, or quiet....

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