On any given day, all over the world, mothers go about the business of mothering.
It’s what we do.
And to get us through these days and nights of mothering, we bond with each other over the stories.
There are simple stories, powerful stories, stories that make you weepy, and stories that are wet-your-pants funny. Stories you tell only your Thursday night wine-and-book group. Stories you share with every new mom you meet.
Maybe that one story you’ve never told a soul.
No one story of motherhood is any better than the next. The stories tie us together and bond us as a single group.
Two weeks ago, I took a big leap of faith and pushed myself to do something I never would have done before I started my blog two years ago.
I auditioned for the Listen to Your Mother show in San Francisco.
And was honored to be chosen for the 2012 cast.
On May 10th I will tell my little story; eleven others will share their own stories of motherhood.
The very next day, we will all go about the regular business of motherhood, creating more stories to tell.
Because there isn’t really just one story that defines motherhood.
So we all need to keep telling ours.