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There are lots of milestones women have in their lifetime. While marriage is definitely a major one and something that'll stick with them, it doesn't change them in the most profound way.
But in the moment you go from being pregnant to having a baby, is a moment that will change your life forever.
Not just a name. Everyone has a name, but a title with all of the expectations and responsibilities that go with it. One that's reserved only for those elite few you've given life to. Someone that will forever leave a mark and can never be replaced.
We all know moms do a lot, but think about it.
She's a person that from conception, works tirelessly and selflessly to give all that she has in love, support, and care for her children. And through the trials and roller coaster of life she's the unsung hero both behind the scenes but also center stage, doing it all without any thanks.
While I can't speak about the experience of becoming a dad. Daddy. I know it's a significant milestone to them too.
You don't actually grow the child inside you. Your body doesn't change (sympathy weight doesn't count). You don't feel the baby moving inside you, always with you for 20+ weeks until they're born.
In some ways, you have it even harder. Not having the experience of growing a baby inside you, changes your relationship with the baby for months after it's born. There's a connection that has to be fostered and a relationship that takes more effort.
After all of those hours, weeks, years of being a parent, you can still feel like your love, effort, and attention goes unappreciated or unnoticed.
What would your child say about you if someone asked them to describe their parents?
I was almost too scared to even ask my girls what they thought of me. I was relieved to hear words like beautiful, nice, and smart. When I asked what they thought I did, they said things like work, clean, and take care of me.
For those of you that are in the trenches, just know that things do get easier. Yet more complicated in other ways. You're helping your children less physically and have to be there for them more emotionally.
Just know that every little thing you do does matter, so don't lose heart or give up and keep on inspiring your kids to be great!
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