My daughter has a blog. She doesn’t write often, but she started it on one of our trips when she had access to a computer and nothing else to do. While I was out of town last weekend she sent me a text that asking me to look at her most recent post. Here it is:
I do not know how I could live without my mother. She edits my papers, packs my bags, makes my plans, cooks my meals, and reminds me of all my responsibilities. She keeps me going on the right track. I thank her for it as much as I can because I know she won’t be there forever. I’m heading off to college in just 3 1/2 years. Okay, so I do have a little while longer with her. But at some point I’m to have to learn how to be self sufficient. My love and dependency for my mother is so large that when she leaves us for only a few days, I do not only miss her, but am completely lost without her. She ends up having to make lists so not only me, but my dad will know everything that we need to do. She holds the little strings to control every move our family makes. What this made me realize is that most families are very similar to our same situation. Women may be known to be the stay-at-home mom, and it makes them look like the typical female who needs the man to put food on the table. The truth of the matter is, the men wouldn’t know how to put the food on the table if the women didn’t tell them how. Most women know that they can work and support their family if needed, but they are making a sacrifice for their children. Each one of them is strong for making such a bold choice and devoting their life to a loved one. I plan to make myself a very strong woman and work just as hard as any other man out there and be able to support myself. But when it comes time to settle down, I will have pride in making the decision, if need be, to stay at home.
Now that’s some mighty fine writing, my friends!