Actress Julianne Moore was the featured person in Parade Magazine this morning.
Not being much of a movie person, I haven't seen that many of her films, but I've always thought her incredibly beautiful and intelligent-looking. Julianne Moore, as portrayed in this article, didn't disappoint me.
Here's a quote: "I want them to be interested in their own lives and their own accomplishments.... I don't want them to be interested in mine. Mine are of no consequence to them. I am their mother. That's all I want to be to them -- not some artist who discusses her work with them. I don't care if they appreciate my artistry. I just want them to appreciate my unconditional love."
(My accomplishments) are of no consequence to them.
How refreshing is that?
And isn't it so, so true?
As a parent, it doesn't matter what one's occupation is or how great one is at that occupation; what matters is how good one is as a parent. And the childrent shouldn't have to worry about anything else in terms of who their parents are.
Now, does this have any relevance to my life, as I am a stay-at-home mother and have no other roles in my relationship with my child? Why yes, it does.
I am his mother. That's all I want to be to him.