That title there is the first line of an article that I read last night. A really good one. A great one actually.
It is a beautiful, honest piece.
If you are someone who’s a natural-born nurturer or you always dreamed of having children, it might not make much sense to you.
In fact it may sound cold or heartless to you at first, but just keep reading.
The author, Phillip Toledano, does a wonderful job capturing in photographs and in words what it’s like to become a parent when it really wasn’t an idea you were originally keen on.
Most don’t believe me, but I was once a “reluctant mother” myself and I really related to this piece. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve uttered that line in the title of my post up there before.
Toledano writes… “I look back at all these photographs, and see how they reveal my slow and inevitable metamorphosis: From detached observer, to eager participant…”
And even though I do not have the beautiful, professional photographic captures of my metamorphosis, I have the memories. I have grown so much… from a 22 year old anxiety-filled new mother that was very nearly terrified of her own child (I’d never even held a baby before my own firstborn?!) to a much more laid back and comfortable baby snuggler of all babies that I can get my hands on!
You can check it out over here… http://www.people.com/people/special/0,,20781946,00.html
Grace & Peace