I began listening to you more than 25 years ago, when my first child was born. I was the “strict mom” in the neighborhood, and it was reassuring to listen to you reinforce that I was doing the right thing.
For my birthday earlier this year, my daughter gave me a list of things she loves about me. I was surprised by how much of YOUR influence was contained in the list. Here are some of the things she wrote:
1. You have taught me the importance of standing up for what I believe in.
2. I have learned from you to set high standards for myself and those around me.
3. You have taught me the importance of writing a thank you note!
4. I know now how to learn from my losses rather than just be afraid to lose.
5. You showed me the value of being a stay-at-home mom. I realize now how lucky I was to have you there as I grew up.
As a recovered feminist who was not going to have any children, I am so grateful that I embraced the feminine and rejoiced in being a wife, mother, and a homemaker. My nest is almost empty, and I have no regrets that my family is my life’s work.
My Family Is My Life’s Work
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