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May 10, 2009

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Matt. 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Thank you, Whitney~
A great post.
I, for most of my adult life, yearned for, and then lived and have identified with the first poem. And because I have felt such a strong commitment towards motherhood, I have struggled with losing my identity in the process; not really losing it, but letting it become erased, or blurred. I feel like this was a pivotal year, as I prepare to 'lose' my first child to adulthood, I am ready to identify with the second poem--to take the leap of faith into a world that focuses more on me again, understanding that I will still be a good mother and be able to love and nurture without neglecting that voice that I HAVE recognized as my own. As mothering becomes less intense physically, I can (and will!) strengthen myself by becoming ME again, so that I am conditioned to handle more difficult emotional mothering, and emerge whole with my adult children.

You are quite a thinker and I loved both poems. I think I came to mothering with one view (the latter) and have ended up with the former.

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