By Kathy Glow. Have I made great strides toward being the perfect mother?
By Kathy Glow. I was in some kind of new mom bubble, thinking that I had to devote 100% of my attention to my sons or I would inevitably screw them up somehow.
By Kathy Glow. I taught in a low income school. I didn’t receive boutique store gifts. More often than not, I received nothing at the holidays.
By Kathy Glow. The moments after I was told that my five-year-old son had a tumor in his brain were a blur to me
By Kathy Glow. Some of what motherhood is to me I chose for myself. I chose to have lots of babies in rapid succession. It’s what I wanted. I even secretly prayed for twins.
I long to be one of those moms whose kids are old enough to swim and play on their own.
I was sure I could never love any child like I had loved him again.
I soak it all in.
More often than not when all of the boys are having fun, I am washed with sadness and anger. I think about the what-ifs and the why-hims, and I'm filled with bitterness and envy for those families that are whole and complete.
I looked at him and calmly replied, “We both know that there are so many things in this life we can’t control. Why not control the things we can?”
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