Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting to Know Mom Series: Day 19

 Getting to Know Mom Series Day 19:
How did you feel the moment you became a parent?
I don't know if I can really describe how I feel when I became a parent
because it was more of an internal feeling that is hard to describe. 
Finding out I was pregnant was magical because it happened so organically. 
 We weren't trying and we weren't trying to prevent it felt like this baby was planned by God to be ours in the time it happened in.  I believe finding out changed who I was because all of sudden I was protective over my belly.  I remember taking the train to work a few times and shielding my belly from others even when my belly was not visible yet to other people.  Even before I found out I was pregnant...I was shielding my belly from people.  I had a dream and in the dream someone was trying to touch my belly and I was hitting them away in the dream...I woke up to find myself hitting your daddy in the process.  Aside from being protective....I felt love like never before.  I remember writing I loved you even before I knew you were conceived.  And that kind of love, I have only felt when I met my husband.  The kind of love that is strong, unconditional and familiar. 
 Like I was always meant to love you. 
Of course becoming a parent it was also a little scary
because I wondered if I would be the best parent but then I remembered...
the best parent I can be is the one that loves you and will take care of you every single second.  And of course I will not be doing this parenting thing alone...
which is a blessing in itself. 

Lesson from Day 19 is: Obey and respect your parents....because I obey and respect my parents always. 


Life with J and J said...

This is so beautiful!

Life with J and J said...

I was also very protective of my belly after I found out I was pregnant.

Candace Howe said...

This was so sweet and I totally am with you when it comes to that internal feeling that you feel when you know you're having a baby and meet them for the first time.