So yesterday, my sister gave birth to a healthy 3.96kg. 52cm long baby boy! Congratulations!!!
It really is a miracle, or magic of some sort…that a baby can grow in the middle of a womens belly every 9 months and become a living being…it is incredible..yet none of us would be here if it weren’t for this miracle.
If you think about it, carrying a baby around with you for 9 months is quite a self-less act…you have to watch what you eat, what you do, and take numerous supplements and things that are meant to be ‘healthy’ for the baby. Your life becomes so focussed on the baby…
It doesn’t stop at just carrying the baby…after giving birth…you are forever scarred in someway by the method of delivery, for my sister a massive scar where the C-section was conducted. Your body may never be the same again… You have a living being that depends on you to survive.
Without you, it is helpless..you are the one who gives it a life source of nutrients..care and love.
You have to pause your life…maternity or paternity leave for however long…
I imagine that your life would start revolving around your child even as they grow older…You have to take them to school, prepare their lunches, buy uniform, books…go to Student-Teacher Interviews…Fundraisers for school, casual days, birthday parties…deal with conflicts like bullying or some other issue.
It sounds like a big commitment…
So why do so many people choose to give up (?) so much of their time, money, and freedom for their children?
It sounds like such a great sacrifice..
Maybe I don’t understand, because I am not a mother. But truly, mothers and fathers are quite selfless human beings when they brought us into the world.
Sure, they may be far from perfect and at times, even annoying. But they made a decision to raise you, to the best of their ability.