Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day = Rest Day

Happy Labor Day to all. I do hope you or your spouse are observing the holiday mainly by not working…or uh, laboring. When I was little I used to think the day was set up to honor birthing labor. I thought it was a day to honor all the moms who labored to birth babies.

Now that I’m older and a labor survivor, I’m back to thinking there should be a day for this. After all, child birth is the hardest and yet most exhilarating experience of a lifetime—especially natural birth. I’m a witness. But then I suppose the birthdays of your children are also memorials of your birth story.

Well, however you choose to look at this holiday, I hope it’s the opposite of labor—both working and birthing. I hope it’s restful!

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