Monday, February 7, 2011
The Role of Motherhood
When I was at a conference last week there was a talk about the world putting down the role of Motherhood. Mind you, the woman speaking has never had the opportunity to have any children. She is now 57 and will not have the chance to be a mother. I don't think I have met a more passionate advocate for the value of women, especially in the role of Mothering children.
Think about it. The amount of influence for good you can have in this world is multiplied greatly by raising children with strong moral character. She spoke of the lives each of us can influence on our own. Thousands. Whether you know it or not. Thousands. Then take that number and multiply it for each child you raise. The role of Motherhood is HUGE!
One thing that she brought up during her talk is the way the world tends to portray the role of motherhood as something that is second rate or undesirable. Maybe that it is something that holds you back from all the good things in life.
Granted it is not the rule, but man, more and more you can see it, can't you?
The other night Ryan and I were watching something on TV. I didn't see this commercial the first time, but the stork part really bothered Ryan. No way to the stork, but Ooooo, Paris! When I watched it, I totally got what he meant.
I totally get that there are times when we are ready to have kids, and times when we are not. And I get that there are somethings we can't do at times in our lives when we have little ones. I just don't know. There was something about this commercial that just bugs.
Did you get the same feeling? Thoughts?