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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday: "Introduce Yourself" #1

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In introducing myself this month I could have started out with so many things. I'm a Christian, a wife, a reader, a dancer, a movie lover, a dork. I chose to start with mother though. Being a mother is what I've always wanted to be. Growing up my ambition wasn't a career it was to get married and have kids. I know that sounds old fashioned and maybe a little regressive to some but to me it was really what I wanted. I tried school and racked my brian trying to figure out what I wanted, people would ask what I was going to school for and I'd either make something up or just say I was still figuring it out. Really though in my mind I knew what I wanted and for awhile I just wouldn't admit it to anyone. I felt like I should have a higher ambition. The truth is now I know that this is the ultimate ambition. I know I can be anything I want to be, but right now I want to be and choose to be a mother.

23 Comments:

Blogger Server Girl said...

what a cute picture!! There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a mother. I hear ya on not knowing what to do...it is tough...nothing sounds really that great to me except NOT working...ha ha..Did u figure out this whole upload SPT thing..I did it and added my name, but don't see it yet on the blogroll..maybe i did it wroung or something. I just wish it was back to the way it was. :)

9:35 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

bravo for you
for saying it...
isn't it funny how
we all downgrade that
and think we should be
aiming for something higher...
but what's higher,
more committed and lifelong,
and emotional...
than being a parent????

and i love the photo...
so suitable!
:)

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

this picture is so beautiful. I love the honesty of your post, as always, and though we come from different countries, different homes, different paths, it's amazing how I can relate to your words. you're so right, being a mother is the most enlightening, emotional, challenging and important job I will ever have. thanks for reminding me.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice Heather and even more so that you give yourself the voice to say what you want; not many people are brave enough.

11:16 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

That anonymous was me, don't know why it went that way.

11:17 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

wonderful, priceless pic!

that's all i ever wanted to be too. my life didn't work out quite that way but i'm still getting to be a mother and i love it...challenges and all...

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Shannon (Sentimental) said...

What a beautiful sentiment to motherhood and I completely agree. Motherhood is amazing.

What a beautiful shot!

12:38 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

beautiful photograph and sentiments, heather!

12:43 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Gosh that is just bliss!!! I've been torn between the two thoughts and for years 'fought' the thought of each...always feeling 'in between'....your an inspiration! I might add -it would be a better world if everyone kind of went back to the basics and truly take their power and raise their children!!! (I have an almost 10 and a 14yr. old....as a mother you 'know' when you are truly engaged into or not) and it DOES make a difference.
GO YOU!!!!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

So nice to get to know you.

I have always wanted the same.

The past few days my son has been so demanding and I feel inadequate, but it still is such an honorable and amazing job.

Love the picture

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

I love pictures like this. :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Heth said...

That was just beautiful Heather.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Beautiful photos and great words, Heather.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Beautifully put, and how wonderful to know all along just what you were meant to do.

8:17 PM  
Blogger madness rivera said...

Gorgeous.

11:14 PM  
Blogger lovegreendog said...

your picture is so lovey!
you are doing as you always wanted, good for you! :)

5:22 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

What a beautiful picture, so intimate, so relaxed.

5:52 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

motherhood is the ultimate career.
it is lifes work.

happy day!

6:22 AM  
Blogger dani said...

love this image and the one below it!!!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Glamorous Jo said...

This photo is gorgeous.....and I think being a mom is the coolest thing ever. I hope to be one myself someday.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

It's all about YOUR choice and what makes YOU happy. I'm with your sis...what sounds good to me is not working! ;)

7:33 PM  
Anonymous yolie said...

Beautiful pic and congratulations on finding and walking your own path!
Also, what a cute little mud monster!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Heather,
I can relate to always wanting to be a mom. When I was a little girl I had this doll that sat on my bed and I used to curl her up and put her under my night shirt and pretend to give birth to her. I know I didn't know anything about the birds and the bees...but I knew babies came out of tummies! I am due with my 1st in November and also turn 30 this year...God is SO good and His timing is perfect. IT is great to see a woman embrace this awesome job! Enjoyed your blog.

11:01 AM  

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