Friday, February 19, 2010

Perspective Shift

Yesterday, I spoke to my sister (12 years younger), who told me that she is pregnant with her fifth child, and is due to give birth in the Summer.

In the past, before Raphaela, I spoiled my nieces and nephews, as any proper aunt must, doubly so because I didn't think I would have my own children. Now that I myself have the status as a mother, I share a different deeper relationship with my sister; I relate to her pregnancy not as an abstract concept but rather as a shared experience, and I do not envy her family status. I will continue to spoil my nieces and nephews, without pangs of sadness.

I too am a Family, albeit the alternative model to the traditional one.

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