The Mother a Child Needs

Could this description of the changes in motherhood be improved on? I think not. Thank-you Ann Minnett

Montana Women Writers

By Ann Minnett

When my first child was born 41 years ago, I was not thinking about her growing up.

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Sounds crazy, but I was so overwhelmed with my precious baby girl that I truly lived one day at a time. Focusing on the day, the moment, we sort of grew up together. She taught me how to be a mom, and when my son was born two years later, I was better at it.

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My second grandson was born on April 24th, and my son and daughter-in-law asked us to stay with them for a couple of weeks to help. I was honored to be included, to witness their expert parenting of the newborn and the two year-old during their transition to a family of four. Could I have been that tender, that confident as a young mom? I…

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