Friday, March 30, 2007

Real Moms ... Experience Fear

Oh oh oh I am excited. I was tagged for the FIRST time by Susie J.
(Thanks Susie J.!)

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Real Moms experience fear when giving birth. That although you may have given birth twice or thrice or five times, each birth is a different experience. That the fear of giving birth then turns into the fear of your baby's health. That all you pray for is a healthy and complete baby.

Real Moms experience fear when caring for a baby. That even if everyone tells you that the 'motherly instinct" will automatically kick in, you can't help but worry about how you are going to bathe your baby ALONE for the first time when you get home, about how you are going to nurse you baby in the middle of the night while still feeling all sore or about how you are going to put on that tiny little sweater when your baby looks so fragile - too fragile in fact.

Real Moms experience fear when feeding their baby mashed food for the first time. Will the baby choke? Will the baby's tummy be able to take the food? Maybe try it next month instead?

Real Moms experience fear when the little one takes his first step. Because this will mean baby no longer wanting to be carried.

Real Moms experience fear when she drops her toddler off at pre-school for the first time. Will he be safe in school? Will he fall off the monkey bars? Will his teacher see him if he falls? Will he make friends? Will he cry and suddenly look for you, wanting to go home, but then mommy isn't at the gate yet.

Real Moms experience fear just thinking and knowing that one day she will have to let go. Let go of the person who once grew in your womb for 9 months. The person who gave new meaning to your life. The person who you nursed and cared for so much that even the bite of a mosquito was a BIG no-no. Fear that you will have to trust that someone up there to look over the once little one who is now all grown up and ready to face the world.
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Now, I tag 5 people :

1.Unseal My Lips
2.Upheaval
3.Living In Perfect Chaos
4.Chaos Control
5.City Lizzy

6 comments:

Audrey said...

What a great post! I totally relate the Real Moms Fear... thank you for sharing!! Your boys are just adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
- Audrey
pinksandbluesgirls.wordpress.com

SusieJ said...

Great job -- Fear -- yes we do experience fear at birth.

Amanda Sue said...

yeah! i like to get tagged!

Jennboree said...

Excellent post! You hit the nail on the head with every one of those experiences!

I will do some thinking to post on mine. THanks for the tag :)

Shoshana said...

Wow, this is a great post and a great tag.

Will do mine in a few days. :)

Chaos Control said...

I'm a little slow on the uptake ... I just realized you tagged me!

Let me give some thought to this and I'll post mine soon!