I’m embarking on a new and different adventure.
It could probably be as exciting as my most memorable adventures – meeting the Badjaos of Basilan, mountain trekking in Kazahkstan, backpacking in
It didn’t feel good. It hurt many times.
“Do you want to see why it’s worth the pain? I’ll show you,” she said.
I had just taken an ultrasound test.
I’m going to be a MOTHER. What right do I have? I don’t know. All I know is I’ve been chosen. I’ve been picked by natural selection, by some strange twist of fate, by some magic, by some irony.
I, with a singularly single lifestyle and absolutely undomesticated soul, have been chosen to become a mother.
Motherhood, as my doctor said, is a privilege.
I’m having a BABY.
Someone once wrote that to have a child is to begin the greatest of all adventures – you try to become the best person you can be to raise a new life and to present to the world a responsible and honest individual who will carry on the struggle for a better tomorrow.
I’ve always believed that there are persons cut out to be mothers. I never considered myself one of them. I am an impatient, temperamental, extremely moody, selfish and individualistic soul. But I will try to be a mom.
I will try my best to nurture an individual who will never stop to struggle for what is good for him or her and for society. Maybe that that is what it meant to be a mother. Maybe that is what it meant to be a woman.