You are not ready. You won’t be ready next year, or the year after. In your whole lifetime, really, nothing prepares you for this.
No matter how intensely you’ve thought about it or arranged your life around it, bringing a child into this world is something that no one can ever really be ready for.
You will not be ready for your first glance at that tiny miracle that you now call your own.
But, you can rest in this: Whether tears, smiles, or nerves, it’s a split-second you will never forget.
You will not be ready to rise to your feet and make your way to your little one at all hours of the night.
But, you can rest in this: A beckoning from your babe will fill you will a strength you’ve never known.
You will not be ready to see your groom change into a father before your naked eyes.
But, you can rest in this: Transformation provides a new layer to your love.
You will not be ready for the advice every woman, mother or not, will spout at you.
But, you can rest in this: There are still more women who have your success as a mother in mind, and you will be thankful for that support.
You will not be ready to make decisions about your tiny bundle’s future.
But, you can rest in this: Insight is only a prayer away; so pray sister, pray, pray.
You will not be ready to hear the sounds of your sweet babe coughing and sniffling through the night.
But, you can rest in this: That babe has a mother who will tend to her incessantly, how much more blessed could that sweet child be?
You will not be ready for the heartache that lingers long after you’ve left your little one for the first time.
But, you can rest in this: Time will reunite you both, and those moments will be even sweeter than most.
You will not be ready for your baby to become a toddler, nor your toddler a child, and the list goes on…
But, you can rest in this: Though we have to keep moving forward through this life, at the same time, these will be the best memories to look back on.
And finally, mostly, you will not be ready for the unending, inconsolable tears that will be shed.
But you can rest in this: That sweet baby will be too young to remember you crying all the time. 😀
Your Big Sis