freedom

March 6, 2009 at 3:19 am Leave a comment

It appeared to onlookers that by giving L so much control over her own direction, I was making sacrifices that went above and beyond my duties as a mother. Many of them felt the need to tell me that I needed a life outside of mothering. I never understood this pattern of thought. I made the decision to be a mother and my priority was to see to it that I did the job to the best of my ability. I never felt that I was sacrificing myself so that L could be free. I embraced motherhood and felt that I was blessed with the opportunity of a lifetime. We all make choices in life and the choice I made was to be a mother. Being a mother meant freedom to me; freedom to be so in tune with a child that I knew her every want and need. Why would I give up freedom from mothering; mothering was my freedom

V. Fitzenreiter
The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School

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