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May 4th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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And, it made me cry as I go from one (my entire world) to two....

Loving Two


As I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand, basking in the glow of our magical relationship. Suddenly I feel a kick from within, as if to remind me that our time alone is limited. And I wonder: How could I ever love another child as I love you?


Then she is born, and I watch you. I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you've never shared me before. I hear you telling me in your own way, "Please love only me" And I hear myself telling you in mine,"I can't," knowing, in fact, that I never can again.


You cry. I cry with you. I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared. A relationship we can never quite have again.


But then, barely noticing, I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty. I'm afraid to let you see me enjoying her -- as though I am betraying you.


But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, finally to genuine affection.


More days pass, and we are settling into a new routine. The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast. But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just we two.


There are new times -- only now, we are three. I watch the love between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other. I watch how she adores you -- as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of her new accomplishments.


And I begin to realize that I haven't taken something from you, I've given something to you. I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you. I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong.


And my question is finally answered, to my amazement. Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you -- only differently.


And although I realize that you may have to share my time, I now know you'll never share my love. There's enough of that for both of you -- you each have your own supply.


I love you -- both. And I thank you both for blessing my life.

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May 4th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Awwwww that is soooo sweet!!!
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May 5th, 2012, 05:00 AM
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That is sweet, but my mom didn't have to worry about that. My older brother was SO excited when I came along, the first day I was home he actually lifted his shirt and told my mom it was his turn to feed the baby

Hopefully it will be the same when I am on baby #2 (or better yet Jordan will be too young to feel resentment)
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May 5th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Oh my goodness.. that is so heart warming.. but so true and sad to think about..

I remember when we first brought DS home.. I was feeling guilty because I couldn't spend time with our cat anymore!
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May 5th, 2012, 06:03 PM
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That is really beautiful. I have found it to be very true that what you give to your child by giving them a sibling, far outweighs anything you take away...long after you are gone, they will have each other.
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