On Being A Mother – Guest Post   Leave a comment

My wife Shirlee wrote this and posted it on her Facebook page this afternoon and I thought it was something I’d like to share with all of those who follow this blog. Here it is:

ON BEING A MOTHER – It’s the hardest job in the world, – nothing else is so all-encompassing in your life – frustrating and scary, but at the same time, fulfilling and satisfying. Back in 1964 when I was 8-1/2 months pregnant with my first child, full of hope and impatient for the baby to arrive, as I was leaving the store one day, a little old lady walked up to me and asked, “Is this your first?” When I beamed proudly and said yes, she said, “Oh my dear, enjoy this time before your little one comes, because it is the only time for the rest of your entire life that you will NOT be a Mother.” I did not understand what she meant back then, but I certainly do now – you never stop caring or worrying about your babies, no matter what their age, and then the grandchildren come along, and the great grandchildren, more babies to love and be concerned for — it never ends — nor would I want it to.

The photo is of her beloved dog, Dutchess, who passed away at the age of 13 in September of 2006. The photo was taken shortly before she passed in her sleep, surrounded by those who she loved and loved her.


Posted May 14, 2012 by hwilliam in Photography

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