TGIF everyone! Today’s MOMtra is directly correlative to yesterday’s post and the many comments I received in response. First, let me just say that nothing pleases me more than to hear from such strong, intelligent voices out there in the motherhood. Having conviction and stating your beliefs in a respectful way is a powerful thing to witness. It’s wonderful to see all of us refrain from criticism and judgment and come together in universal support of a mom’s right to CHOOSE what is best for her family.
Whether it be prolonged breast feeding or any other personal decision, I have no doubt the world would be a far better place if others would follow our lead and reserve judgment and unsubstantiated remarks regarding issues that are clearly no one else’s business. And so, this MOMtra is for them – for those who can’t yet see through their cloud of criticism, condemnation and ignorance. This MOMtra reinforces what we already know: that the only to way to move forward as a united community of women is to accept and embrace our differences and use them to educate one another rather to hurt and bash one another. Isn’t there enough of that already? Just say no to the media’s desire to stir up more “Mommy Wars” and accept one another for who we are. Let’s be a generation of graceful moms who are kind and accepting so that our sons and daughters will know no different.
I hope you will read this quote a few times over the next few days, bearing in mind its profound message each time. Certainly it’s not always easy to accept things we don’t understand or things we vehemently disagree with, but the more you fight something the less peace will come to you. Conversely, the sooner you accept it and move forward, the sooner peace will flood your heart with its bountiful grace.