Monday, June 21, 2010


Joan looked in on the sleeping Jasmine. Compared to some of her friends’ babies, Jasmine was easy. No colic, allergies or problems with ear infections. Even so, Joan felt desperately exhausted all the time, dealing with the non-stop responsibilities of caring for a toddler. She felt as though she had completely lost the person she used to be. Her life had been stolen by this angelic-looking being; sometimes a tiny demon. If Joan had known just how comprehensively her life would change as a mother, she might not have had this baby. So much lost… but then, so much found.

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