You know how after you push out a baby, people always say all the turmoil would be worth it?
I was just wondering -- I mean, what if our labors were completely without pain and the baby just somehow morphed out.... do you think the child would have less meaning to us?
I've always thought that when I'm a goddess some day I will make moms with a ziplock opening that will appear when the baby's ripe, and then you'll just unzip them, pull the baby out, and then re-zip and everything just heals-up nicely. No pain, no fuss, no need for gloves. :)
However, I do see that there is a bond that happens between husband and wife at a time of travail. It doesn't happen every time, but i find that when there is true love the husband realizes that the wife is doing this entirely for him and her. She has no alterior motive. This is the first in a truckload of selfless acts to follow. I then believe that begins a chain reaction in their relationship.
So, perhaps God did have it right. The pain, the fuss, the possibility of death. They are all very real and very needed so that one little spirit can come to earth, get a body and then create meaningful bonds.
What do you ladies think?