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What are the advantages of having children?
Well, I can't say that I thought about it in those terms. I think before I had dd I was terrified, convinced I would repeat the errors of my mother. But, the second she was in my arms a true peace descended. I knew I would do as good as I could, the best that I can, love would gets us a long way.
What are the "joys of parenthood", for you?
These are almost too numerous to list. Like Annakiss, one of my favorite joys is when she's waking up from a nap and making cooing sounds and I come to get her...the second her eyes hit mine, her face lights up. It is the most beautiful and precious moment. I love *dancing her down* to sleep, that slow drifing off and her increasing heaviness as she drifts off. The laughter that comes when I tickle her or the dog walks by. Sometimes it's just the smoothness of her skin. I guess it ranges from the small, subtle things, to the big stuff.
How have your children changed your life for the better?
I am not the person that went in to deliver this baby. I know that I am a better person. I am more grounded, less selfish, more loving, more patient. All the things I worried wouldn't be there, came pretty naturally. It also has a way of putting things so cleary into perspective. I don't need that material possession, I would rather work a few hours less and be with my family.
I hope that helps, and I wish I could be more eloquent to truly phrase the magic and miracle of having a baby.