Monday, April 30, 2007

April Come She Will: The Perfect Post Awards

It's that time again...the beginning of the month and time for the Perfect Post Awards.

My nominee for April is this post, written by A. at A., Woman of Independent Means.

In the post, A. describes the remarkable journey from dreaming a child to nurturing it as she celebrates her sixth anniversary as a mother. I believe her description of her personal journey to and through the process of birthing and breastfeeding two children holds a very valuable lesson for anyone who is a mother, wants to be a mother, or loves a mother.

Motherhood is a blessing. But it is a blessing that requires commitment and self-sacrifice which often goes unnoticed and unrecognized by society and even by the people around us. While motherhood often exposes us to challenges we never considered, it also holds the promise of great personal accomplishment as we surmount obstacles and achieve goals we never realized we had set for ourselves. Rather than downplaying those accomplishments as women (especially mothers) are wont to do, it is important to acknowledge, recognize, and celebrate those personal successes just as we would celebrate the achievement of goals in other realms of our life. Important to our own self-worth and important to other mothers everywhere whose work is often overlooked and under-appreciated.

Fair play to you, A....for your personal accomplishments and for helping the rest of us realize that the goals we set and reach as mothers (even the goals we didn't realize we had) matter as much as other accomplishments.

You can check out all the Perfect Post nominees over at Suburban Turmoil or Petroville.

1 comment:

A. said...

I emailed you with deepest gratitude for your nomination. But I also wanted to come leave a comment, in case you don't check that email account very often. Thank you ever so much for reading. and caring. Blessings, A.