Tuesday, March 20, 2012
After all the pushing and screaming and lights and people and gross bodily fluids are all done, you are left holding this tiny person. You feel like a god for having created such beauty. The nurses lay this tiny human on you and it all just kind of clicks for the first time. You go over this new specimen with your eyes and hands and just marvel at it's infinite glory. This baby is your ENTIRE world as are you to it. You are tied together in a whole new path of discovery and awe and the whole thing is simply amazing.
There is this whole other person in you, turns out, who pretty much knows just what to do in most situations. This other person kind of takes over for a few years. This new person is also CRAZY protective. You feel this primal instinct to protect and defend....and do so with all the ferocity of the most feared beast you can imagine. It's actually pretty easy to imagine ripping someone's limbs off who may intend your child any harm. Being a mother makes you quite dangerous.
Posted by JC at 8:08 AM