So Sad

I can’t express how sad this news article makes me. 🙁  I can guarantee that her children are hurt by her actions and her words; they just may not have told her so, yet.

The opposite of a ‘Tiger Mother’: leaving your children behind

“I had this idea that motherhood was this really all-encompassing thing,” she explained on the Today Show, where she was talking about her new memoir, “Hiroshima in the Morning.” “I was afraid of being swallowed up by that.”

Ten years ago, when her sons were 5 and 3, Rizzuto received a fellowship to spend six months in Japan, researching a book about the survivors of Hiroshima. Four months in, when her children came to visit, she had an epiphany: She didn’t want to be a full-time mother anymore. When she returned to New York, she ended her 20-year marriage and chose not to be her kids’ custodial parent.


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6 thoughts on “So Sad

  1. Oh I read this too! It was horrible! How she insisted that they were now even closer!
    I actually was looking for it again so I could put a link to it on my blog.
    This just couldn’t be sadder. And because she’s “successful” it’s all okay.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    JCB,

    I don’t think she even has any idea what a close relationship is. Apparently she was unsuccessful in marriage, she rejected her own children and she doesn’t know that saying things like “I never wanted to be a mother” would be extremely hurtful to a child. I imagine her relationship with her parents was equally bad. She doesn’t know what she is missing until it will be too late to do anything about it. 🙁 Thankfully the majority of commenters think she is being very selfish.

    Berean Wife

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  2. I think this is so sad. Can you imagine being her kids? First she leaves them so she can be a “better” mother, then tells the world all about it. She was afraid mother hood would swallow her up? She should be afraid of loneliness swallowing her when her kids abandon her for their careers.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Kelli,

    Funny how people that do what even they themselves know is wrong still feel compelled to convince others that it is not wrong. Strange how she is bragging that her kids are doing just fine. At 15 and 13 she has no clue how her children will turn out. They have many, many more years ahead of them in life; things can and will change.

    Berean Wife

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  3. This ‘woman’ (doesn’t deserve the title of mother) just taught those children the meaning of the word ‘SELF-ish’! She has taught them their father & marriage has no value. But even worse, the children have no value as her career & her desires take precedence over anyone & anything. It is this very attitude (self!) in today’s culture which is the root of all sin & has made our world depraved. May God bless & save the children!

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Ginger,

    Your correct that the root of her problem is selfishness. But the sad part is she probably was taught the same thing by her mother. So few today have had mothers who put God and family above selfish desires. They don’t even know what true motherhood looks like. Unless the Lord opens their eyes they will continue to value self and careers over family and serving the Lord. But thankfully the Lord is merciful to call many out of their selfish ways.

    Berean Wife

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