Stand Here Ironing
By megshep, Updated
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Unwavering Maternal Love
“..she was thought homely...making me tell her over and over how beautiful she had been- and would be, I would tell her- and was now, to the seeing eye.”
You're beautiful, honey.
Accepting the Mistakes
“Or I will become engulfed with all I did or did not do, with what should have been and what cannot be helped.”
What should I have done?
Motherhood is Growth
“I was a young mother, I was a distracted mother… My wisdom came too late.”
“..that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron.”
“I will never total it all.”
There was this... and when she went to the convalescent home... and...
“I nursed all the children, but with her, with all the fierce rigidity of first motherhood, I did like the books then said.”
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