Motherhood: The ultimate contribution to the universe.
Mothers are creators and nurturers, rightfully referred to as “wonder women,” fulfilling an esteemed role.
But what of the woman who is either unable to deliver life — or who chooses a child-free existence?
What becomes of this tragic lady who will never know the unconditional love of a child reliant upon her for — everything? And what about those adorable intangibles: comparing dimples and eye shape, stubbornness and wit. Did the little one inherit that trait from her grandma or her auntie?
In failing to experience the true essence of what it means to be female, is she destined to be an outcast who lacked the foresight to fret over who would care for her in old age? Having missed her opportunity to be part of the “social norm,” how will this fruitless soul leave her mark?
Fortunately, she has nothing holding her back from lofty dreams. And, if this unencumbered road makes the stalls and failures more biting, it matters not. She’s privy to oodles of free time with the luxury of beginning anew again and again…
But can ensuing accomplishments ever equate?
Because in the end
Whether a consequence of fate or choice
A haunting question lingers:
Can one be considered a successful human being without leaving genetic proof that she existed at all?