Friday, July 16, 2010
Extention Guest Post: by Janssen
While browsing my book blogs the other day I came across THIS POST by a book blogger named Janssen, who is about to become a mother. With her permission, I'm linking her post. Please go check it out and share your thoughts.
The post is all about becoming a mother after you have already built a life around yourself and how your children will see you.
I have chosen the picture Migrant Mother by Dorthea Lange because I have looked at it often since becoming a mother. Her children cling to her for comfort but she seems to be in a whole world apart from them. A world filled with worry and defeat, which she is trying to figure out. Do her children see her struggle? Or do they cling to her for support, feeling her strength. How do these children see their mother? Do they see her fear as we do?
Janssen poses the question: "I wonder how [my children will] see me; I wonder how it will change the way I see myself."
Posted by Melissa at 10:06 AM