Today I started reading a book about the Tudor Dynasty- as in Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth, etc. Sooooo fascinating! Did you know that Henry's mom was 13 when she gave birth to him? And then died when he was 11. Now wonder he was such a tyrant-he just needed a mommy! Reading about the midevil era reminded of how grateful I am to live in a time and place where I'm free to marry for love, choose my own profession, be excited about my first child being a daughter, and I don't have this gnawing fear that my husband will behead me if I can't produce a male son. It's horrifying to think that there are people in parts of the world that still worry about at least one of those things.