Saturday, May 8, 2010
I never had children.
I am the eldest of seven and spent my childhood being "the little mother."
At age 18 I left home. Free. Free to be a child.
When my child bearing years came to an end I thought about regretting not having a child, or adopting one or ten.
I have been pregnant twice.
I'm glad my mother the child bride of 17 had me, and then six others.
I'm so happy all my brothers and sisters have children.
Alberto has two grown children and a grandson.
All my tango students are my children, even if they are 70 years old.
I tend to tend to others, being a bit of a mother if you know what I mean.
So Happy Weekend, and I celebrate all the mothers, and all the women who decided not to have children too.
image from Shelter Pop via La Dolce Vita