“We never know the love of parents till we become parents ourselves.”
When you become parents, it’s like getting the entire world’s happiness through parenting. Nothing prepares you for things going to get changed over time the moment you take your newborn in your arms.
Nobody can describe that euphoric feeling which fills your heart the first moment when your child’s small fingers curl around yours. You feel like you have achieved everything the moment your kid flashes a smile at you, showing the toothless gum.
In fact, it’s a creation of God himself that a child can wrap even the cruelest person around his or her fingers in just a few seconds.
When you embark on this wonderful journey, you become aware of the responsibilities that are going to come in your life. Though the journey of parenting is not at all full of roses. Yet it is worth every pain, every hurdle a parent has to go through.
No parent can ever describe this journey perfectly because most of the time, they are rendered speechless. If it is said that getting married to the person whom you love is the best feeling, then what will one describe the moment when you first hear the heartbeat of your unborn child.
THE START OF TWO TO THREE
The first moment when you get to know that you both are having your own flesh and blood, nothing can ever compare the happiness which fills your life completely.
From that day, you start a journey of being parents. The nine months span just flew by with you both picturing your child, imagining the giggles which would soon fill the house, constructing the nursery for the new member. You start drawing different pictures where you both are showering immense love for your child.
You spend days in choosing the color of the room, stocking the baby diapers, buying the most comfortable cradle, keeping the naughty one satisfied every time in your womb, discussing the future with your husband and so many things. It’s like you never get the time to realize when the nine-month time gets over and then comes the moment of meeting with the new one
PARENTING FROM CRADLING IN YOUR ARMS TO THE TIME WHEN YOUR KID TAKES THE FIRST STEP
The next few years pass in a blur, with you both being busy in adapting to this new life. You actually say goodbye to your sleep because the moment the baby monitor beeps, signifying your kid is awake, either of your rushes into his nursery to see what’s wrong. And all these come naturally because no matter how many books you will read about parenting tips, things will change when you will become parents in reality.
From staying in your arms to the time when your child starts crawling, everything is bliss. The first word, which comes out of this mouth, can never be measured with anything else. Soon, crawling changes into taking the first baby steps, and the moment your kid does so, you can’t help but cry at the sight. It’s completely euphoria, a bliss, which only parents can ever experience.
Kids are the gift of life which changes many things. It’s not just the starting few years, which marks the journey. This parenthood path never finishes actually, because, for you, your child will always remain a child even if he or she is going for a job interview or getting married.
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