Having kids will change you. Do you believe that? Here’s my story.
Is there anything as earth-shaking as the moment your first child is born? I remember getting ready to leave the hospital after the birth of my first child, and all I could think was, “They’re letting me take him home?” Although I knew he was our child (so of course we should take him home), I also couldn’t help feeling that the hospital staff was making a big mistake trusting me with this sweet, little life.
Everything about who I was shifted when that little boy was put in my arms. I began to shrivel in big ways. I lost part of who I was for a time, just as most mothers do. Finding ourselves again, as mothers, is so important. But in that time when motherhood was breaking me down… When I felt beat and exhausted… Motherhood began to grow me. After some time passed, what I found was this: I changed when I had kids. Thank goodness. Having kids made me a better person. And I believe having kids will change you as well.