My friend is having a baby right now – literally. RIGHT NOW!
I can hardly stand it.
I can’t wait for her to have this experience. I can’t wait for her to feel this love.
This morning, I wished her well and told her that I was so excited she gets this gift. A child! A true, true amazing gift.
Us parents, we are so very lucky. We are given something so precious, so incredible that I often wonder how I’m worthy enough to be a mommy. How’d I get this gig? For me, my life the last five years has been nothing short of incredible. So much so that I can’t remember much about the 29 years before it now.
For me, when I was given my babies, I was made. I was me. All of a sudden any doubts I ever had about anything were dead. New doubts come, of course, but I have the confidence that they’re nothing. My kids are everything. Anything else is just there to take my energy and focus from them and that ain’t happening.
I was never one to be a “baby person.” I had no young relatives and most of my friends had their babies with or after me. Before, I knew I wanted kids, but didn’t think about it constantly. I’m still surprised how consumed I am with this motherhood thing.
So, to my friend who’s having her first born NOW:
Welcome to the club! Welcome to this crazy, amazing, insane, wonderful club. I can’t even tell you what you’re in for…
What surprised you about becoming a parent? Was it all you expected? (if you say yes, you’re lying!) What do you feel when a close friend or family member is having their first? (I'm all giddy with excitement!)