At the end of a successful pregnancy, two wonderful things happen- a child is born, and a mother is born as well.
No words can adequately describe the feeling of holding your baby for the first time..standing in awe of the squishy little bundle you hope has gotten all the best of your traits and your partner’s. You know so much about this stranger, having shared a connection that is incomparable to any other, and you finally get to meet him/her. You have loved, even before meeting this child and now you fall in love over again, in a way you never have before..fiercely, protectively. A mother is born.
The journey to this beautiful birth however can sometimes be a story on its own. For some, it’s a straight road. For others, it’s a bumpy ride, fraught with difficulties and heartbreaks at different stages. A seemingly easy task for others, yet difficult and in some cases almost impossible for others. Whichever path life takes you through, this is definitely one situation where ‘the end justifies the means’.
So many adventures lie ahead for you both. As your child learns about the world and grows, you will learn and grow too. Taking baby steps together. They don’t come with a manual and so you mostly learn on the job, faltering sometimes -hopefully not significantly- doing the best you can everyday. You try to make decisions that you hope are best and beneficial.
You will in time, be surprised at the little things you find rewarding..a burp, potty training, a few spoonfuls of the food you’ve been trying to introduce for the past one week finally accepted..the list is endless. You will catch yourself watching your child sleep and be surprised at how satisfying this is.
So much has been said about motherhood yet, somehow the actual experience is still full of surprises and evokes emotions you wouldn’t believe you are capable of feeling. What a beautiful day it is when a mother is born!
“Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here for an hour I would have died for you
This is the miracle of life“