For me giving birth was what I equate to a marathon runner finishing a race, it is the biggest release of physical and emotional energy filled with a loads of adrenaline…It is so true that the pain escapes your memory and even without an epidural on either delivery I cannot recall the pain not even the “ring of fire” stays with you!
The process of giving birth was easy compared to the real job of parenting. Parenting is a daily and constant hurdle. There is no rule book, standard operating procedures, or instruction manual. It takes a lot of ingenuity and major tenacity! Loving your children is truly unconditional; there is no denying this feeling. In the past few weeks my thoughts have centered on this question; are we always suppose to “like” our children? No matter how much you want for your children they may not share your hopes, dreams and desires. I am finding that a number of circumstances affect the path our children choose and the struggles as a parent are beyond stressful. The onset of puberty and the need to “belong” are battles that I may never win. In discussions with other parents I hear this is just the beginning and I’m thinking wow, really? I will admit it is easy to love unconditionally but to always “like” who your child is transforming into in front of your eyes, is like trying to swallow multiple pre-natal vitamins at once! What are your thoughts?