Lynda Lopez: You Don't Have to Wait to Be a Mother to Care About the World
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
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Here's the first thing I realized once I knew I was going to have a baby: Nothing can prepare you for being a mother. Really, nothing. That's just not a cliché. The second thing I realized came as a huge surprise to me. When your little one finally arrives, and you get to hold her in your arms for the first time, in all your exhaustion, and joy, it doesn't take long for a seemingly simple but very powerful observation to come to you: it's a sudden, acute awareness that almost every woman on the planet has had this experience.
They know your exact anxieties, hopes, dreams and fears. You realize you are part of a global community, and that all the women in it are seeking the same level of care, love, opportunity and wonderful experience for their newborn. For many of us, the realization comes that you wouldn't wan
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