They Should’ve Warned Me… One of my faves

Being surrounded by pregnant women has got me thinking about my own pregnancy, and the exciting, yet the scary, possibility of having another child sometime in the future. Anytime I find myself strolling down memory lane, I remembered an article I came across while aimlessly scrolling through Facebook when I was pregnant with Dean. This article changed the way I thought about becoming a parent forever and has shaped the way I talk to new moms.

I remember reading this article and weeping. I was sitting on the bed in my mom’s garage rental and the hair on my arms stood on end. I felt like this mom made me feel like I could do it and that becoming a parent wasn’t as terrifying as everyone had been leading me to believe. It was the first time I really got what being a parent meant and just how much it was going to change my life for the better.

Now looking back, my son’s 2nd birthday on the horizon. I constantly find myself feeling grateful that this article crossed my screen when it did. I hope it finds some of you at just the right time, and if you already read it when it was published in 2015, I encourage you to give it another read. You’ll be amazed how it speaks to you on a different level with some new experiences under your belt.

They Should’ve Warned Me

“They should’ve warned me that becoming a mommy would absolutely change every single thing, but that I would never want to go back and visit the “old” me, not even for a second. They should’ve warned me that my life was about to become so rich and beautiful and fulfilling, that I’d look back on what it was before and think, “Poor me. I didn’t know her yet.”

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