Friday, January 30, 2009

Rollercoaster of Life

I saw this movie, Parenthood, long before I was a parent myself. This particular scene moves me. I think about it from time to time, especially now that I am a mother. The wonderful thing about rollercoasters is: even if you are in the seat alone, there is someone in front of you, behind you, or is a shared experience with many others, the cars are all connected. That was a helpful thought in labor; that other women, somewhere in the world, were also laboring. It is a comfort as I parent, that others are riding the waves of mothering. There are so many ways to parent, but we are all connected by the emotional experience of parenting. Here is to enjoying the ride...

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