a very close person to me wrote me an email regarding this post. in it, i said this...
"i guess, i just have this thing about not being able to do this on my own right now. or possibly not being able to do it on my own [or our own]. it's sort of the very thing that defines a lady."
a) i feel terrible because i would hate to offend anyone who is unable to have children. from the bottom of my heart, that is not what i meant. i certainly wouldn't like to be "defined" by whether or not i can have or bear children. so i need to recant that statement.
b) i meant it in its most matter of fact sense. woman have children. men do not. its what separates us from men.
the measure of a woman, or what truly defines a woman, is...
the way you love
what you give back
this very important person to me said,
"believe me when i tell you that life is rich beyond measure, whether you conceive or not."
so i just needed to clarify. because she's right. she's so so right.
...and while i'm asking for blog forgiveness. i also left a very important person out of this post. and that person is my grandpa who passed last christmas day. i have no excuses for leaving him out and, again, i feel terrible. go blue, grandpa.