Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Secret

*Most days I don't feel it . . . the urgent desire to have a child of my own. For some reason, today is one of those days. Maybe it's because I keep picturing my friend EML with her baby girl on this Women's Equality Day. Maybe it is because I am loving my new job that surrounds me with fabulous and complicated teenage girls. This morning on her Facebook page EML wrote, "I've been singing to J all morning and whispering secrets to her about what life is like! I picked her up and danced with her singing, "Our daughters' daughters' will adore us. And they'll sing in grateful chorus, well done, Sister Suffragette!"

I want to whisper secrets to my children about what life is like. I want to watch them roll their eyes as I make popcorn and require them to watch Iron Jawed Angels every year on August 26. I want to be a parent.

For now I am a parent to about 26,000 projects in my mind and one big research paper. It's hard to whisper secrets to those so if you don't mind, I will tell you one. No one is better than you. You are better than no one. We were all created in the image of God.

Happy Women's Equality Day!
* Photo courtesy of reutC's Flickr page. Many thanks to her.


Blogger Mandy Mc said...

I love this post. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I SO wish that I had thought to sing that song to Cady today. I did take her to hang out with 2 wonderful feminists at JC: SDJ and LSA so I think she's getting the message :-) Feel free to consider my child another one of your children; I'm happy to share. The older she gets the more I realize her need for other strong women to mother her in addition to me.

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