Pregnancy does not make you a parent



Pregnancy does not make you a parent.⁣⁣

Not all those who birth are parents. ⁣⁣

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This baby has always been a stranger.⁣⁣

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

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Now, I feel different.⁣⁣

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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. ⁣⁣

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I can’t say I love her yet. ⁣⁣

She’s still a stranger ⁣⁣

but I would do anything⁣⁣

to protect this tiny child. ⁣⁣

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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.⁣⁣

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

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I will become a mother with time.⁣

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Photo by @emmeline.gr@emmeline.photography

editing by @whitepandaphotography

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