Tell us about your first day at something — your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own, first day blogging, first day as a parent, whatever.
When I gave birth to a baby, I was reborn as well.
Pain was instantly forgotten
Fear of inadequacy
Instantly swept aside,
The moment she was placed in my arms.
A surge of motherly love
Rose up in my heart.
A sense of awe at
The miracle of creation.
Fingers and toes.
Infant’s innate instinct
He rooted hungrily,For survival as
Nursing moments after birth.
Our baby quickly turned his head
Hearing the sound of our voices.
He recognized us.
Focused intensely on my face,
Bonding to me,
Insuring I bonded to him.
Into a mother.
Pure and simple
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Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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