Stand Here Ironing


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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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