Join Date: Apr 2004
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Originally Posted by secretresistance
At nineteen, I found myself in a many-days-late-no-period-in-sight situation. I can still remember so clearly, the feeling of possibly being a mother, realizing what a child I still was, how selfish I could still be. I knew that I wanted to be a different parent than either of mine were, I knew that I wanted to be devoted to my child first and foremost.
Somehow, I figured that if I [biggest avoider of pain, ever!] could commit myself to not blotting out the pain just because I could, that it would be a big first step towards being the selfless and giving parent/person that I desired to be. So I googled it and found my way to MDC, and the rest is history.
I've been an avid lurker since, and have become an irreparable birth/kid/ap/nfl enthusiast.
Oh yeah, I wasn't pregnant back when I was nineteen, but I am now! Somehow, I've been able to get over my posting shyness to participate, now that I'm an official [kind of] mama.
That moment so long ago was so surreally illuminating. I feel so grateful for that pregnancy 'scare,' it led me to so much learning and really, an enormous shift of my worldview.
~Sara, WAHSingMomi to girls R and AV, S.O.A.R. Scout Leader and Homeschooling In Detroit Blogger