Babies are a blessing and a burden. I feel like a heretic writing that sentence because I grew up in a faith tradition that overemphasized the blessing aspect. Babies completed a woman. Motherhood was God’s highest calling for a woman. There was no space to hold the weight of motherhood without adding an appendage of
As someone who’s body does not do pregnancy well... thank you.
It is a burden and our individual burdens don’t make the other one any less.
I wouldn’t trade my sons for anything in the world and I thank God that I will never be pregnant again.
Thanks for your honesty. Yes I totally resonate, a blessing and a burden. A burden that falls unevenly on women and is heavier with our western, individualistic, capitalistic culture!