On Second Children and Making Room

When I met my first born I was certain that was it. There was no way I could love as much as I did at that moment. Motherhood changed the very essence of who I was causing me to love without ceasing, without limits, without abandon. Over the course of our journey together I would come to see that each day I would love her more than I did before. Just when I thought my life and my heart couldn’t get fuller I found myself loving her even more than I already did.

His Mrs. Her Mr. making room

When I became pregnant years later it was difficult to fathom loving another child as much as I loved my firstborn. Her very existence changed my life in miraculous ways, each of those ways changing it for the better. I wondered if my heart was capable of feeling such a deep love again. I knew that I would love my child, that I would cherish the sweet gift I was being given in the form of a baby but wondered if my heart could make room…

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  1. So beautiful an article and couldn’t have come at a better time. We are expecting a second in the spring! AlthoughI I am still making it through the first trimester, I am full of wonder on how I will be with this new one when he/she arrives. Will his/her 4 year old big brother love and care for him/her too?
    As always, your words touch me deeply. Thank you!

    • Petra!!! How exciting!!! I am so so happy for you!! Congratulations!! Your little one is blessed to have such a great big brother! Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way. I hope your littlest love is taking it easy on you :)