Entering into the abyss of wife and mom is not for the faint at heart; yet, hoards of us are out there.
For me in a psychological standpoint, having “my” family gifted me with a wholeness that I lacked growing up. As an adoptee, I did not have people to relate to on a biological level, leaving a gap that would never be fulfilled until now. Emotionally, the purest form of love shone through my husband’s eyes upon meeting him and years later, that same shine came from my son’s eyes upon his birth. And finally, physically, with proper and natural timing, it all simply felt as it should be.
Therefore entering into the abyss of wife and mom is a very deep and immeasurable opening into the life that makes me whole, loved in the rawest and purest forms and feels as it should be.
Yes, it is not always without its hardships but as I have learned and am still learning, without growth there is only decay.