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When I Was a Mother - Livin' the Good Life

Nov. 7th, 2012

08:59 am - When I Was a Mother

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Forty years ago, when I began my mothering career, I was so focused on the job at hand that I did not know, or care, what was going on in our government. I had a pressing mission that involved raising another human-being to adulthood in the very best way I could, and it took ALL my time and attention. By the time I was a mother of five, I was acutely aware that the effort I put in, day after day, had way, way, way more influence on the world, in the long run, than my vote ever would.
Though I no longer have the energy for raising children, I happily pass the baton to the next generation to do this powerful work. And, I'm delighted to say with all my heart, that our sons and daughters-in-law are going to do, and are currently DOING, a superior job of consciously raising this next generation, ultimately influencing our world for the better. Supporting their efforts is my job now.
Go Maya and Damian!

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 8th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)

good mama and role model

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Your love and attention as a mama has had influence outside the immediate family. Through the childbirth courses and parenting groups you've led, you've got a large extended family of like-minded young parents here in the desert. Beyond that, your work with Lester Family Music has extended the ideas of wholistic parenting and families sharing music to 2 generations of folks around the world....well done!

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From:lestermom
Date:November 8th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)

Re: good mama and role model

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Thanks!
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