When I was growing up, there were a lot of new babies in our house . And where there are new babies, there are benevolant people bringing hot meals and well wishes. In turn, my mom took meals to new moms and others in need. In the foggy future I envisioned for myself, I knew I'd be taking meals to people as well.
I never thought I'd be 29 and working full-time (let's face it; I never thought I'd be 29); but while most of my friends are raising babies, I am working at a desk from 8:30-5:00. I appreciate the differences - they serve four people supper at 5:30 or 6:00; I serve two people supper at 7:30. They run errands during the day with children; I run errands on the weekends with my favorite adult (and many, many more differences). But I am a competative person, and it is easy for me to feel like I am less than I should be when my lifestyle doesn't align with their's.