Author: Ellen Condon Macy

Exquisite Pain

I was recently inducted into a private club.  It’s not terribly exclusive, as there are only two requirements for membership:  you have to be a woman, and you have to be a mother.  That’s right!  Its motherhood.  Or, as I have been referring to it; the society of exquisite pain. …

The Wish Necklace

This past December, when I was 6 months pregnant, I met my dear friend Blayne for lunch.  While we were at the restaurant, she gave me a beautiful, handmade Christmas present:  A necklace.  A delicate bird charm on a silver silk cord.  Along with the necklace was an instruction card.  …

The Beginning

I follow a blog called Birth Without Fear.  Besides the obvious implications of the title, this site provides support for women who have given birth under all sorts of circumstances.  Most women know how they want the birth of their child to go and can feel extremely disappointed if, say, …

Lucky To Be Us

I used to think it might be fun to be anyone else but me. I thought that it would be a pleasant surprise to wake up as a couple of other guys. But now that I’ve found you, I’ve changed my point of view, And now I wouldn’t give a …