A mother was born.
I had worked as a legal assistant/law clerk before becoming pregnant with my first child. I remember saying how I could not imagine myself staying at home with a child. Even though I loved being pregnant – I loved working. I was going to have my baby and get back to work as soon as possible – daycare all the way!
Then I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and fell in love. She was so tiny and just holding her was like everything great in the world wrapped into this one little package.
Daycare – no way! I was not going to leave my little girl; so I stayed home and didn’t give another thought to returning to work (at least for many years and 4 kids later).
Has anyone ever had that same feeling. I believed that work was the love of my life. I saw my sister staying at home and being the best mother in the world and thought “How does she do it?” and, “Why does she do it – she could be at work somewhere.” I couldn’t imagine myself watching a bunch of screaming kids all day. Then I had my daughter and it was like an epiphany – I understood.