I apologize if it sounds offensive. In the religion in which I was raised, women are taught the greatest achievement is motherhood (for men itís fatherhood). I donít want to go into a ton of detail here. Iíve moved away from a lot of the religion, attending meetings about once a month (nothing else has fit right for meóanother story altogether) but my mind does still slip into the ďof course people who arenít able to be a parent would feel reassured to find out they are doing something for the next generationĒ mode of thought. I apologize for that, I don't mean to offend anyone by not catching this thought as an "interesting assumption."
I do hope no one who received the booklet was offended. I guarantee that, the way this religion teaches, it was meant to be a kindness.
This year they handed out wooden plaques.