Some people are cool with the fact that their bodies bear witness to this great thing they produced their children and I understand that. But on a personal level it makes me feel better that my breasts are not down to my knees when I’m undressed in front of my husband.
It’s hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal but when you add on some kind of disability or disease it can just be such a burden.
It’s a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer.
I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they’re at school but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives.
I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God he doesn’t promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy even in bad circumstances.
Before we had the kids my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun.