Is it an expectation that a mother’s life goes on hold till her children are grown? 

Is it an expectation that a mother cannot be without her child, especially when in pursuit of frivolous joys? 

Is it an expectation that a mother can’t get a job because she may call in sick for her child? 

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I think. 

A woman’s life on hold is a risk to us all. 

It sets a foundation for depression, lack of identity, low self esteem and a huge loss to society. 

I think. 

A woman’s joys are as necessary as we deem needs such as water and air. 

An unfulfilled woman does so much damage, she’s capable of tearing apart her home and her loves.

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So. 

Lay off. 

And don’t for a second tell me my child’s happiness is worth more than mine. 

Because it’s not. 

In fact. 

My happiness becomes him. 

My happiness radiates within him. 

It takes a village to raise a child and if you’re not ready to be a part of the village, don’t come burning the village I’ve set up. 

K