Is This Love That I’m Feeling?
For the longest time I have heard and read people describe the moment they held their child for the first time. The detailed, vivid and poetic descriptions of being overwhelmed with love. The depth of which gives you an insight into what God feels for us. Closely followed by an epiphany. A realisation that this had to be their reason for being. So its no wonder that I eagerly looked forward to that moment. I mean this is love we are talking about o.
I could never forget (even if I tried) the moment my son was placed on my chest. It wasn’t love. What I felt was primal at best. A fierce feeling of protectiveness. At that moment I understood exactly what it meant to be willing to take a bullet for another person. I would give my life before I let anything or anyone hurt my son. Then he latched on. My fragile looking son with eyes closed trying to nurse and I felt fear. Fear prompted by a realisation that I was responsible for this precious life. It was a very humbling experience.
About two weeks later during a diaper change, he looked straight at me, unblinking. Like he was trying to memorise my face or something…..and I fell irrevocably in love 🙂
Share your experience with us in the comments section. Was it love at first sight or not?