Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What They Don't Tell You

  • Each moment is one of exquisite joy and heartbreak; out of a million breaths there is only one first breath, out of a million smiles there is only one first smile, out of a million days on this earth, there is only one first day
  • Your body will be battered and sore
  • You will feel lonely, and you will cry into your husband's shoulder and he will be brave for you, even though he wants to cry himself
  • The smell of your milk on her breath is the sweetest thing in the world
  • Fifteen minutes of screaming at 3 am will feel like fifteen hours
  • When you look into the mirror, you will see her eyes. When you finally fall asleep, you will see her face
  • You will be humbled, honored, exhausted, joyful, overwhelmed
  • Somehow, in the middle of the night when she is crying, your hips will find their own sway; your voice will find its own tune, and in that moment you will become "mama"