So, I read something yesterday that upset me greatly. And if you all don't mind, please feel free to share your opinion of this.
Basically, the article said that women that have children don't trust other women that don't. As in, it is a growing trend for mothers to distrust non-mothers, especially in a work environment. I was taken aback by this. I have never judged a woman for being a mother. Even when it went against what I personally do (i.e. brand new 18 year old newlyweds that are immediately pregnant out of choice) because it is not my marriage, my body, or my child. Some people simply can not have children, no matter how hard they try. Even though they desire motherhood like no other. Some people have psychological issues where it is hard for them, for whatever reason, do go down that route. Some people, myself included, just aren't ready yet. And to be honest, I don't know if I will ever be ready. But, that is between me and my husband, and no one else. It isn't that I hate children. I have a Goddaughter that I love dearly. But, I want to finish school and live my life a little bit before I bring another into this world. Is there ever a perfect time? No. But why should I have a child before I am ready? Because society thinks so? Well, I don't. And I don't think that it is fair to judge me for my decisions. I volunteer my time with special needs children, loving my Goddaughter, and animal rescue, and right now that is enough for me.
So, before you (not you my readers, but the proverbial you) think about judging someone and distrusting them just because they are not mothers, just stop before you get there. Think about the fact that they just may not be able to and your constant berating or judging breaks their heart every single time. Think about the person that is giving back to children in need, and for right now, that is all they have to give. Or, just mind your own business
"Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone."
"Judge not, that you be not judged."