July 15, 2008

Womanhood

I get a kick out of the Helen Reddy song "I am woman". When I do something that surprises my husband...that I could do it or that I actually did it....I break into song "I am woman hear me ROAR..."

As I was growing up we had a cassette that I enjoyed listening to. One of the songs on it was about growing up to be a mother. "When I grow up I want to be a mother how happy I will be. One little, two little babies of my own. And I will love them all day long and give them cookies and milk and yellow balloons and cuddle them when things go wrong...." Whoa....off track but now I'm back. Anyway...I loved that song.

I did look forward to be a mother. I loved to play house and cook.

I may not have the "seven little blessings from above" as I use to sing in the song but I do have four of them. There is little in this world that makes you feel as good as when a little child runs up to you, for no reason at all, throws their arms around you and says "I love you".

I was reading about a woman who I've seen in the news quite a bit. Her name is Germaine Greer. Everything I've read about this woman or from this woman has been bitter and angry. I have never heard her say or read anything about her, that suggests she's happy or pleasant to be around. I wonder how motherhood might have changed her. Would it have softened her heart? Would she have become what I believe a REAL feminist is?

What do I think a 'real feminist' is? Well I believe it is one who embraces EVERYTHING that makes being female WONDROUS. Part of which is motherhood or the nurturing of others.

"Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women." (Sheri Dew...Are We Not All Mothers)

Sheri Dew CEO Deseret Book.Photo from Deseret News
ROAR!!!

2 comments:

Stacy G. Anderson said...

Wendy,

Totally agree! And everyone who I've known who's embraced motherhood has had a roarin' good time....;-)

Hope you don't mind, I linked you on my blog.

Stacy

paperhoon said...

Linking to my post is much appreciated. Wish I knew how to do that. haha