Recently I have had friends who have become Grandparents for the first time. The most recent happened last night. It was a very rough labor for her daughter, she ended up having to get a C-section.
Love instantly filled her heart when she held her sweet baby boy in her arms. At that moment the pain of the past 24 hours had been forgotten. The journey of the hard pregnancy had been worth it!
Seeing the sparkle of happiness in my friends eyes as they hold their precious grand babies. Hearing the love in their voices as they talk about them, takes me back to when my precious babies were born.
I cannot forget the feeling of awe and wonder when I held them in my arms for the first time. There are no words, as you stare down as this little miracle of love in your arms. As your eyes connect and you know at that moment that you would lay down your life for this child of yours. This is your child and your heart that will now forever be walking outside your body.
You are flying high on the best feeling in the world. The feeling of love. You come home carrying your precious cherub in your arms not wanting to put them down. Afraid that maybe this is just all a dream and you don’t want it to end. Then your adorable cherub starts to cry and that’s Okay, you know how to rock them. You have been longing to use that rocking chair. You rock and you rock, still feeling fine. They still cry.
You feed them, you change them, you rock them some more, the crying continues. You sing all those lovely lullabies that longed to sing to them. As you are on the last one you realize now that you are crying along with them!
OH yes, the wonderful world of colic! Perhaps not the sweetest memory of my firstborn, but one I can’t forget. That first time, it was from 2pm in the afternoon until 8:30 at night! Finally she had fallen asleep on her belly on my lap. I felt like I dare not move her for that sound of silence was so precious!
Yes, not the sweetest memory, but it did nothing to fade the love in my heart. These new Mom’s will have those days, they will come right along with the good ones. What they need to remember though, is that they also will pass and they will survive them! Not only will they survive them, but they also will experience some of the most exhilarating, wonderful moments of their lives!!
Welcome to Parent Hood! Your life will never be the same! 🙂