Quotation by Anonymous Mother

The first year was critical to my assessment of myself as a person. It forced me to realize that, like being married, having children is not an end in itself. You don't at last arrive at being a parent and suddenly feel satisfied and joyful. It is a constantly reopening adventure.
Anonymous Mother. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collection. Quoted in The Joys of Having a Child, by Bill and Gloria Adler (1993).
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