Monday, March 12, 2012

a mother is a mother is a mother

I've been thinking about women.  I've been thinking about how throughout the world we are so different. We lead such different lives. And yet, we are fundamentally all the same.

Did you see the documentary called "Babies"? It illustrates this point beautifully.

If you are a mother, or even if you aren't a mother but someone who has loved a child more than yourself, you are part of the collective.

Your skin might be different. Your clothes might be different. Your religious beliefs might be different. But when all that is stripped away and you are left with only your soul, I think we will see that we are daughters of one God. Sisters.

I honestly believe that the love parents have for thier children is the strongest force on Earth.  It matters not if you live in Chicago or Peru or Russia. I wish that I had more oppurtunity to meet women from other walks of life that are crazy about their children the way I am crazy about mine.  Motherhood has a way of creating insant friendships.

Anyway, these are the things that have been on my mind.

Also, I'd like to add that the two babies at the beginning of the "Babies" trailer act exactly like my two babies. That fight plays out in my house everyday. Only the skin color is different.


Emily Foley said...

I loved that movie, but I had a really hard time with the African baby eating dirt and chewing on bones and stuff. It made the OCD in me go crazy! But yes, that opening scene is daily here as well. I love the universality of motherhood.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

you have such a good point April, yes I saw that movie too, very good. It's true that motherhood is the most powerful force on earth, it's funny...before you have kids you think you know what love is, you love your spouse, parents, etc. but then you hold that little baby in your arms, and it's a whole different kind of love, one that is so terrifying and immediate and overwhelming...crazy isn't it? I wouldn't trade it for the world :)

Elizabeth said...

Big smiles --