Ariel13-part Mom, part Woman, part Person
To Cafe Moms,
I am really looking forward to being able to relate through CafeMom to women everywhere, to share thoughts, and feelings and ideas about being a Mom.
I am an older Mom. My children are grown, but that part of me that is a "Mom" is still the biggest part of all--there is nothing that can compare to the miracle of having a child and seeing them grow into an adult-- an independent, separate person who one hopes will be happy and who will make the world a better place.
However, being a "Woman" is also very important to me, as well as being "just a Mom". I want to be beautiful and desirable and loved just for myself, quite separate from being a "Mom". And perhaps most important of all, I want to be a "Person," that is someone who contributes to the world in a positive way.
Do other mothers feel the same? I would love to hear thoughts on this. It seems to me, as we grow older, so often Moms are just put aside as "Mom" and not given their full place in the world as people.
Do other newcomers to CafeMom have some of these feelings? I would love to hear,