The Mother’s War

This column provoked a remarkably heavy response last year. It somehow seems appropriate today:

Motherhood is a sacrifice. It may mean putting off a college education and a career, or even giving them up entirely. It may mean sacrificing a flawless figure. It may mean sacrificing dreams. It definitely means putting two, three, four or more lives ahead of your own. But motherhood is also an expression of hope. Motherhood is a vote of confidence in the future of mankind. Motherhood is the brave voice of a woman saying, “I will not live life for today. I will create life for many tomorrows.”

Here’s to all the self-sacrificing defenders of civilization; the only members of society who are absolutely necessary. Happy Mother’s Day.