Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
The prompter for this post started out with a lot of sugary sweet sentiments about motherhood. I think it's wonderful that her being a mom "defines" her and is "in her DNA." Apparently,
Let's take a little quiz on truth shall we?
TRUE OR FALSE: is it true that motherhood should define a "real" woman? If so, I think we need to refine our definitions. I love children, but apparently I'm not called to wifery and motherhoodness. So am I defective and need to be returned to Wal-Mart?
TRUE OR FALSE: Is it the sole responsibility of a mother to impugn guilt upon her children so thickly that the child even feels guilty about being born? "But I carried you for nine months." Sorry, if I'd have known then what I know now, I would have exited a lot sooner and not pissed you off for so long.
TRUE OR FALSE: Does it take biology to be a mom? I've helped raise many children, none of which were born to me. I have treated them better in 6 hours of school than some of their mothers have ever treated them. I would have adopted many of them if the mother had just given the word. By her treatment, she didn't want them anyway.
TRUE OR FALSE: Is "Mom" the only definition of the Proverbs 31 woman? I think not.
TRUE OR FALSE: Is the only hope of a successful life for a non-mom (or as one "family" magazine put it, the woman who choses the "non-family lifestyle"--WTC?) rescue from a male or a government handout? If so, I'm getting out of here!