Mother Above All Other Things

I’m a mother.

For twenty-one years those three words were the first thing I said when asked about myself.

I always followed my name with, ——‘s mother.

With both children out of home now I am concentrating more on myself. But it’s hard.

When someone does something I regard as detrimental to one of my offspring my reaction is still to want to run them over with the car.

When I told my mother-in-law I was pregnant for the first time she smirked. The comment that followed was that I was about to find out what the word worry really meant.

Wise woman my ex mother-in-law.

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Brookline, Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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