What do you think about babies? Surely they are cute, they are innocent, they are funny, small and cuddly. To be honest, I am not a person who likes babies. When I see babies, I am not even smiling at them. If I saw them smiling at me that is only the time I smiled back and play with them. When my nephew was born, I failed to carry him into my arms. My mother said I need to carry him to feel his heart beat so that I could develop a soft part for him. I did not force that to happen. Until one day it just happened. Find out how this baby changed my life.
When my nephew was growing, I able to get involved in taking care of him. It is in his third month that I able to get to know him better. He is a smart baby. For 3 month old, he knows how to hold you tight. He loves looking for my hand and holds it tightly like he will never let me go. I can feel his soft skins on my dry palm. It seems like I am feeling how his blood is flowing. While holding me tight, he is looking at my eyes. His eyes were all smiling. He is like thanking me that I am there for him, taking care of him. It is a magical feeling. It immediately transforms me into a person who will do everything for a baby. That day I changed my views about babies. I really changed just for him.
I learned how to carry a baby properly. I learned how to prepare a bottle of milk, changed diapers, changed his clothes, put him a lot of powder, make me lose myself, be like crazy just to hear him laugh. I am a person who has limited patience with kids but with him, I am very careful to get stress and to get tired easily even though I am literally feeling it. I carry him until he falls asleep. I always have tired back and some series of back pain but I don’t care as long as I had provided the care and love that he wants.
He really changed me. Now, I am a person who has a pure heart and love for babies. I now understand how it hard to take care of them and why being a mother might be a tough job, but a rewarding one. Thank you, God for giving us a baby that will inspire our life. He makes us happy all the time.
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