On Friday, this is the quote that was on my therapist's coffee cup from Starbuck's:
"Mother-love is not inevitable. The good mother is a great artist ever creating beauty out of chaos."
-- Alice Randall, Novelist, The Wind Done Gone,
and first black woman to write a No. 1 country song.
So, what are your thoughts and feelings about this quote? Agree, disagree, happy, sad, angry, grateful, thankful, etc...
Stop and think before scrolling down to see my thoughts.
Well, when my therapist read this I was shocked given the things that we had been talking about regarding my mother. I thought, "that is true it is not inevitable and what a profound statement about being a mother for it is from chaos that she helps her child to grow." My therapist said, "your mother took beauty and created chaos." Makes me sad and tearful, but he is right.