I know you all know that my daughter is pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild, causing me to reflect on my experience of my first pregnancy with her. It is difficult to remain objective and keep my urge to inform in check. At times my heart feels like it will explode when I think about her as a newborn, all my apprehension and doubt, the "what if's in full bloom". Here's the thing .you suddenly become the "mother" of this perfect, innocent, little person with all the potential life has to offer and you start to live with the constant whisper of a thought, "how will I know what to do". I remember my first post deliver glimpse of her, peeking out over the top of a pink blanket and feeling totally overwhelmed by the sheer emotion this little button evoked in me. Over time and many experiences she has grown into the most beautiful, intelligent, interesting women that I know. The return on your emotional investment is worth everything, and I want her to know that her life is about to change in a million ways, but also open new ways of relating to the world and her own emotions that only her little bundle can bring. I guess what I really want is to say thank you to my daughter for everything she has brought to my life in ways that she will now begin to see.
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