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.”