Wednesday, 13 July 2011
The older mother
“I am an older mother; therefore I know better!”
(We all know them! I have been amazed to hear the “wisdom”!)
We are strongly reminded when we are over 35 and when we want to get pregnant, or are pregnant, that there are problems up ahead! Our fertility and the health of our babies are at stake...
When we finally hold that baby in our arms, we know it is more than a miracle!
But from there it is my contention that being a mom does not change with your age!
We are all mothers, trying our utmost to do the parenting thing! Parenting has changed so much in just a few years! I am parenting my toddler totally different than I did with the first-born. We cannot say we know “better”, because there are new ways of doing the parenting thing! And our thoughts and ways are changing all the time.
And when you are a mom, no matter what age, you are expected to get down and “dirty”. Playing in sand, climbing the dunes, catching the toads, driving the truck (see photo)... Our children do not know the difference, and they do not give us off for being older!
I catch myself forgetting that I am an “older mother” most of the times! I love having the opportunity again to be a mother, and to see life anew through innocent eyes!
We are the lucky ones! For being Mom! Period!
Do you feel different because you are an older mother?