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19. How did you feel the moment you became a parent?

Pure. Overwhelming. J. O. Y.
You are so tired and so ready for it to be over and then he's out and you look at your baby first the very first time as they lay that slimey, wriggling bundle into your arms, and it feels like your heart might leap out of your chest it is so filled with love and joy. You don't know whether to cry or laugh so you do both and it comes out like a giggle and a sob all in one. The rest of the room completely disappears and all you can do is stare at the little person you created. And all nine months of pregnancy and all 14 hours of labor are an insignificant sacrifice in comparison to this moment. And all of a sudden, nothing else matters but this little person. Becoming a parent is the most amazing and special feeling in the world. Nothing compares.

Brazos Carl Allen

Beckett Anthony Allen

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