In current times we find ourselves continually searching for validation in all we do and parenting is no exception. I remember reading an article just after our first daughter was born which stated that ‘good enough parenting’ was what we should aim for. The perfectionist in me was horrified at the thought of not being the perfect mom and there began my journey striving for parental perfection.
The big question after marriage is when to start a family and I guess if we knew the potential heart ache that lay ahead we would never start. There is however no right time and you can never be prepared for what lies ahead. The joy of holding your new baby is something that is beyond words; you are both in awe of the miracle and at the same time terrified of the responsibility that comes with it!
I remember someone saying that it is amazing that something so small can change your life forever and no matter how you deny that it will change, it is inevitable. So here we find ourselves on a wonderful journey called parenthood.