Just wanted to recommend Jennifer Lawler's great blog, Particularly amazing is her essay, "For Jessica," which is simply the most powerful thing I've ever read about being a parent, loving another person, cultivating courage in the face of the impossible, and what love is truly about.
July 19th, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about a study she’d just read, which concluded that people without children were happier than people with children; or, to put it more precisely, despite what conventional wisdom holds, the study found that having children did not increase anyone’s happiness.
At which all I could do was burst out laughing. Because, well. Duh. (Read more)