I went to an oratory near our house, stressed out and incredibly impatient to get this childbirth thing started and over with. It really helped to talk to a priest who is one of the nicest, most humble people I know. He is one of those people who emanates goodness and you just feel like they have their priorities in the right place. I only know a few of those people.
He gave me a book that he wrote about motherhood, saying "I give it to all pregnant women". It was a small, but very personal and thoughtful gift. And thinking about the article I wrote Wednesday and the real motivation behind why we do things (worldly success), I thought "what a good reason to write a book". It really was about people he knew and to help people he knows. And I am happy to read this book, about such an important subject, written by someone I know.