I’m going to let you in to a secret; this was one of the best moments in my life.
The birth of my daughter; the everyday miracle that happened to me (us). Following what was quite a difficult birth, our daughter was cleaned up and placed on the scales.
I looked at her and she looked back..
Her eyes looked deep and dark (most babies are actually born blue eyed!) she didn’t cry or make a sound. She just moved her fingers a little and stared at the voice she was already familiar with, welcoming her into the world.
I had talked and read to her in the womb. The benefits of a deep voice paying dividends.
She was perfect in every way; I was in tears.
I had the privilege of being the first person to change her nappy. She fit in the palm of my hand! I was fascinated by her perfection, especially those little toes!
That was the moment I discovered unconditional love.
On reflection, it’s a shame mum and I couldn’t find something similar.
Four years later, we were blessed again. This time with a son (more on his birth another time).
Two years later, I’m here writing this. Life isn’t perfect but it is good and I am grateful for everything I have.
I now have the most important mission ahead and I cannot fail
How I act, what I say, who I am will be my children’s blueprint for their future relationships.
The behaviour I display, will be the behaviour my daughter accepts and my son perpetuates. I have to get this right.
More on Wednesday