Friday, February 25, 2011
Does being infertile make me a better mother?
I would have to say that yes, it does. Now, stop heating the tar and put down the feathers and read the rest of this before you attack! Yes, I do think that being an infertile makes me a better mother. But better than whom? Better than a crack whore? Obviously! Better than a 16 year old that leaves her baby with anyone and everyone to go out and party? Certainly. Better than a fertile? Um, no! Better than some, yes. Just see the aforementioned examples. It also makes me better than the fertile me. The 12 years that I saw negative pregnancy tests, suffered countless tests and surgeries, and watched all of my friends have several babies taught me a lot about myself. Had I had a baby 11 years ago I would have been a good mom, just like any fertile. But I was young and immature and a bit selfish. These years have taught me to relax a bit and to appreciate what I worked so hard to achieve. Infertility made me a better person therefore a better mother.
Posted by Jess at 1:16 PM