I wrote this for my parenting in Japan blog, and thought I’d share it with all of you. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you feel the same way.
She is one of the reasons I write. She’s why I’m working so hard now on my writing.
Nothing can prepare you for parenthood. Absolutely nothing. When I became a parent, I felt something I’ve never felt before, something that is incredibly difficult to describe in words. I can’t compare it with anything.
My daughter was born 1 year, 9 months, and 28 days ago. On Monday, she’ll be 22 months old. It’s been a roller coaster ride. She’s been a newborn, a baby who couldn’t do anything on her own, a baby who could roll over, a baby who could crawl, a baby who could stand up, a baby who could walk, a toddler who could run, and now a toddler who can speak. She hugs, she kisses, she holds hands. When I come home from work, she smiles at me really big and runs to give me a hug while laughing. When I get her out to the nursery driver, she waves and says “bye-bye.” She…
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