Pregnancy does not make you a parent.⁣⁣

Not all those who birth are parents. ⁣⁣


This baby has always been a stranger.⁣⁣

I care for you but I don’t know you.⁣⁣


Now, I feel different.⁣⁣


Watching her and looking at her.⁣⁣

Seeing how vulnerable she is and how much she needs us⁣⁣

I think that’s what making me bonded to her. ⁣⁣


I can’t say I love her yet. ⁣⁣

She’s still a stranger ⁣⁣

but I would do anything⁣⁣

to protect this tiny child. ⁣⁣


I may not be the right person to say this ⁣⁣

but I think time, dedication, genuine hope for their health & happiness⁣⁣

of a child is what makes you a real parent.⁣⁣


This baby may have came from me but that’s not what makes me a mother.⁣⁣


I will become a mother with time.⁣


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