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For the month of June, I will be posting Definition. You may learn more about me than you ever wanted to know!
The first week is defining moments.
DAY 2 – Birth of my Children
Hence the blog title – going for the obvious.
For most of the women I know, once they have given birth to a child, or even adopted parents, their lives have forever been changed.
I no longer was a reckless daredevil doing ridiculously stupid things for fun. My leadfoot eased up. I thought in terms of my kids, not me.
Unless you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to describe how you could possibly love that squalling little person with scrunched eyes, no hair, and no teeth.
From the moment of birth I became insignificant and it became all about the children. Yes, I was one of those moms who neglected myself but really, I don’t see how anyone doesn’t. Aside from the physical exhaustion of raising children, from the moment they let me hold my babies something changed inside me. I would die for these kids. I would kill anyone who ever tried to harm them. I would move heaven and earth on their behalf or die trying.
Talk about a protective mama bear, that was me. I still am to some degree but they are grown now. I’m still willing to go to jail if anyone tries to hurt them.
I’ve grown in ways that I can’t even explain by having to become responsible for two tiny people that in the beginning were completely dependent upon me. I”m sorry but animals are not the same. Yes, we still love them unconditionally, but it’s nowhere close to your children.
Yes, it’s a cliche thing but I’m willing to be that the vast majority of women would say the same thing – you’re never the same after having a child. I’d say it changes us for the good as well.
Anyway, leave a comment if you’re a mom and you feel the same way or are expecting and anxious about how your life is going to change. OH and BTW, dad’s are forever transformed as well but since I’m not the dad, . . . can’t tell you exactly how that feels.
Write on my friends, write on!