different worlds

by rantywoman

Over the holidays there was an article in the Los Angeles Times by Laura Nelson about Rachel York, the Broadway star of Anything Goes. In the article York, a relatively new mother, is quoted as saying, “When you have children late in life, they’re the center of your world.”

That quote provided some insight into why my friends’ late-life pregnancies were especially difficult for me. Not only did I suddenly and unpleasantly lose the sense that I had close peers traveling my same path, but the ones who had children later seemed to lose themselves totally in the mothering experience, at least initially.