Have you ever heard a woman say she was “just a Mom?” I not only hear it, but see it all the time all over the blogosphere. I can’t count the number of times I’ve stumbled across a beautifully designed, well written site, and clicked to read more about the author of this wonderful work, only to read her words… “I’m just a Mom.”
Do you ever hear anyone say the following?
I’m just a doctor.
I’m just a teacher.
I’m just a salesperson.
Of course not. So why are we “just” Moms? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that Moms start calling themselves ‘Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.’
But I am suggesting that putting “just” in front of any title – be it doctor, lawyer, or mother – diminishes the worth of that person. God knows we Moms struggle enough – we don’t need to make it any harder on ourselves!
There are some really inspiring books out there about Motherhood. Some of my favorites are “Birth of a Mother” by Dr. Daniel N. Stern, M.D. and “The Price of Motherhood” by Ann Crittenden. In those books you’ll find so much food for thought and reflection that maybe, just maybe, you’ll never say “just” again.
Can you tell I’m still on a Mother’s Day high?
That’s just how we Moms are.
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