Are pro family women weak?
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|Sun, 11-16-2003 - 9:45pm|
What is your opinion of SAHM's and PL? Do you view us as weak, empty headed, man worshiping, baby machines? Do you feel that we are somehow less of a success than those who are business managers, business owners, computer techs, presidents, nurses, factory workers - women who persued their material and personal goals? Do you think that we sold out or lost out by living the life we lead? Do you feel that somehow we are losing out on life in some way? Are we anti-woman? Are we slaves to our husbands and children? Why are we viewed so oddly by working women and men? Why are we viewed as weak by so many PC?
My point is that I believe that I am as much a success or more so than any full time working professional woman. I used to be that kind of woman myself, but had to go another way - sahm. Sure, there are material and personal goals that I won't meet tomorrow, but no one says that they won't come the day after that. What I have now I can't get later in life - for my child will be grown then. Her time is irreplacable - for me and myself, there is always tomorrow. I sold out to no one - there are two different paths to life I had to chose from - material ambitions or family ambitions. I felt that ONE of them deserved my full time and attention - for no one can serve two masters. As far as losing out on life - I'd say the shoe is actually on the other foot. For the first time in a long time I am LIVING life. And am very much PRO woman, just not pro abortion. I am no slave to my husband or child - rather they are what I based my happiness and successes are based upon theirs in kind.
When an unplanned pregnancy occurs, sure it can be a shock. It can mean that there is a change in plans. Your current wants and desires may not be within reach if you keep your pregnancy. So, that potential life for you my become impossible - but at the same time, a new life with new potential and posibilies becomes yours as a mother and woman. You may not be VP of a marketing company next year, but you will be Queen of a castle and a people known as your family. You may not have a Lexus by the age of 30, but you will have colored pictures, gum in the carpet and arms around your neck each night saying "I love you mommy". You may not keep that cute little figure of a 'girl' bur may instead carry the badge of honor known as a woman's body. Things will be different for you, but that does not mean worse or bad. Just different. Not the same. But there will still be rewards, happy moments and successes. A human life should not become disposable so that life stays on plan for one person. It is the life that is unplanned that usually ends up being the most worth it.