Okay, so I am a little ticked! Okay, I lied! I am a lot ticked!
How dare they celebrate a women who has abandoned her family. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto said she ‘didn’t want to be a mother’ anymore and decided to leave her husband and young children to pursue a career.
Let’s review the facts, she left her husband and children. That is not healthy, that is just easy! She failed to accept responsibility for her choices.
First of all, I have to clarify, I am not a mom, but I had a mom and I know a lot of mom’s and I am offended. This women is attacking the traditional family and saying that her lifestyle is superior. I would agree that it is definitely easier and selfish, but superior- NO!
Okay, let’s think about this for a minute. Of course, Rahna is able to spend more quality time with her children because she only sees them a few hours a week! And during that time she is able to give her children lots of attention. And while they are gone you are able to indulge in whatever you want. That is selfish and not accepting the responsibility of motherhood.
What mom doesn’t feel swallowed up, discouraged and overwhelmed from time to time! That is normal, but her response to these feelings is not very responsible. She walked away. She left them.
I am sorry, I’ve known too many children who have been abandoned and they were not “fine”. These children needed a mother and wanted a mother. This children had “issues”. How do you explain to a 5 or 6 year old that their mother has abandoned them and will not be coming back? Does that child feel secure? Does that child feel loved? safe? protected? wanted?
I feel like her book and her exhibition is one to help her deal with her own feelings of regret! Or she is just an incredibly selfish person who is trying to “preach” to the world that her lifestyle is ideal and superior to the traditional family.
There are way too many children that have to grow up in non-traditional families. My sisters and I were some of the many children. My mom would have given anything to “live” and stay with her little girls. The challenges we faced with my mother’s disease and untimely death has impacted all six of us very differently. It has been one of my greatest challenges and greatest tutor.
I feel like this women is slapping my own mother in the face, and I feel like she is parading around the media pronouncing that what she did was not only all right, but she is giving other women permission to abandon their families. How dare you encourage women to leave their children!
Motherhood is the most noblest of all jobs and one of the most difficult. Every women will make mistakes, but we have the opportunity to learn from our mistakes, and children are very forgiving. Women take courage in your role to influence the world and to influence your children. Women do not be swallowed up by your children. Take time everyday to nurture your soul, so that you can nurture the souls of your children and help them to fulfill their unique purpose, while you fulfill your unique and beautiful purpose!
What do you think? Do you think her choice was healthy or selfish?