“It seems to me that when we feel our most inadequate, we are presented with our greatest opportunity for self-revelation and growth. We are presented with an opportunity to take a chance on ourselves and come out on top-to build a confidence reinforcing chain of success.
So I do not, at bottom, believe that mothers are either “born’ for the job or not. We may be frightened of mothering. We may not feel up to it, we may run from its challenges, and we may call our fear a simple inborn ineptitude for the job.
But then we will never experience the seas, and we will never see the view from the mountaintop.”