Expectation of Motherhood

Expectation of Motherhood

Expectation of Motherhood

Because you are a woman, you are expected to be the mother of all. Because you are a mother, your nature is presumed tender and self-sacrificing.

Because you are a woman, your motherhood is exalted to the exclusion of all other vocational options, dreams or personal ambitions.

You are a woman whose body bears and delivers new persons into this life, yet your own life must give birth to its self. Should a woman nurse her child and have no compassion for the gift of her own life? Can these gifts be a measure of completeness, as is motherhood?

Scholars tell us that the root word for a woman’s uterus is rheum, meaning: to show mercy.

Be merciful to yourself as generously as you are willing to be toward your children.

Be the mother of your own life. Only then will you truly be able to be the mother of new life.

From: Kiss Your Life... 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are

By: Ann Mody Lewis Ph.D.

Reason: 172 Page: 190

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