A ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ Message To My Childfree Female FriendsPosted: May 12, 2012
Mother’s Day is a very special day to honour the many women in our lives who have chosen a childfree life. There is something quite wonderful I’ve noticed about the majority of my childfree female friends that I’d love to share with you.
Some of my childfree female friends have mentioned they feel strange, and even at a bit of a loss on Mother’s Day. Most women I know, including childfree women, exhibit strong maternal and nesting instincts. And, nobody can argue that women’s bodies are designed to give birth. Yet, try as they might, many of my childfree female friends are not childfree!
Instead, they’ve given birth to unique and beautiful babies, devoting years to loving, guiding, nurturing and protecting their babies – babies that have proven to be just as much a full-time job as any flesh-and-blood baby ever could be.
Their babies are just not the kind of babies we usually imagine a woman giving birth to.
The babies I am talking about that many of my childfree female friends have given birth to are causes, movements, social works, careers, caring professions, writing, craft, art, painting, poetry, music, singing, and even record-breaking achievements.
Sometimes these babies are an unusual or challenging business or project, devised and designed to benefit and inspire women everywhere to greater freedom, independence and security. And they do!
These babies are often extremely demanding – even after birth and years of blood, sweat, tears, and dedication. And they can continue to demand full-time attention and commitment decades later from their mothers.
I’ve noticed the number is growing of women whose babies are inspiring and encouraging women to step out of their comfort zone and embrace more of what life has to offer. This is very exciting and encouraging because of what it means for women everywhere.
So thank you to all the childfree women, past and present, who by walking their own path have inspired the rest of us to aim higher.
Thank you and I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all,
Do you know any childfree women who have given birth to a dream?
If so please feel free to share these flowers and this message with her.