Being a mother is surely the most creative, most challenging, most rewarding task on earth. It includes the total range of joy and pain. And even when things are most difficult, there’s this strong sense that “this is what I signed up for!”
I’m often amazed at the motherliness of even the littlest girls. One day my nursery children were discussing their life ambitions. A three-year-old said quietly, “I want to be a mummy like my mummy!” She is now. The wonderful thing is that all little girls can grow up to be mothers. Even those not blessed with their own children can find fulfilment mothering others – and the creative cycle repeats.