Monday, March 1, 2010

Shedding Skin

I’m thankful for my local coffee shop today – to be able to sit – away from mommyhood – in an environment that makes me feel more like a person than a mom. Why do these two things seem so separate in my mind – me as a person, and me as a mom? Why can’t the two co-exist harmoniously? I feel split and lost with two identities. I know what I should be as a mom – what I thought I would be. A mom that’s on top of things – putting my children first – doing absolutely everything to make sure they don’t suffer in ways I did – to make life better for them – to educate myself – to push them and to ease up on them – to be loving above all else – to live for them.


4 comments:

Michael said...

Well done and honest. And on a personal note: There is no price tag we can put on our children nor a parents decision to HOW they parent.

The metamorphosis that we endure is also to benefit the children we are upbringing. It is not just the impact of those decisions we make everyday - but the act of making the decision and the lesson that teaches our children.

You are on the right path, not only with your message in this piece but by your actions to put it out there.

MartaSzabo said...

Oh, thank god there was an Alice piece for me to read today. I eat up every word. And this piece is so pure and real. Thank you. I will post it on Facebook & Twitter & tell one or two of my friends in particular to come and read. Yay for coffee shops! I agree!

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