Contrary to what is “out there,” love for your babies isn’t immediate. It is gradual over the hours, days, weeks, months of their early lives. Suddenly one day it hits you like a ton of bricks how much you love your babies. The feeling becomes so intense that you break out into tears because of this love.
No, love isn’t immediate. You know what is? Protection: The overwhelming urge to protect your babies against all of the dangers and horrors of the world. Awe: The incredible sense of amazement over perfect fingers, perfect toes, perfect faces. Wonder: How in the world can we be blessed with such gifts as these amazing children. Completion: The feeling that you are finally whole, when your heart never actually knew that you weren’t a whole being before.
Love is the compilation of these feelings and so much more. It is the indescribable. It is the utmost joy. It is simply what keeps us going through spit-ups and blow-outs and screaming fits and sleepless nights.
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