Baby Love is Disguised as Self-Love
Babies are so easy to love even if they do keep you up at night and dirty their diapers several times a day. Their miniature hands, feet, tummy and face are just too adorable to resist. They’re a mini you.
You find yourself thrilled with each new stage of development and going through great lengths just to get a little smile. Who would have thought such a little bundle of sleepless nights could have so much power over you and yet bring you so much joy.
As she physically develops you start noticing which parent the features came from. Even though you realize she’s going to end up with her daddy’s big nose you love her just the same.
You see the parts that came from you, the nicely shaped eyebrow, the long legs and even those ugly stubby toes of yours but you love her just the same.
And as the child grows you start to notice some aspects, talents, and personality traits of both parents. Some you like and some you don’t but you love her just the same.
Isn’t it amazing haw you can love all those attributes, both physically and personality wise in your child but you have a hard time loving those same things in yourself?
Your child is a reflection of you and the other parent. Therefore, when you love your child even with all their ups and downs, in essence you love yourself.
Did you ever think of it that way before?