quiet thoughts on parenthood

I find this experience of raising my own flesh and blood to be such an intriguing one. I look at this precious girl whom I have known since before I saw her face, and am still amazed that she is mine. I feel this deep familiarity with her that comes from growing her for nine months, coupled with an awe and wonder at who this little blue eyed beauty is that I get to care for every day. She is incredibly familiar and totally surprising all at once. I have a feeling that the whole journey of parenthood might just feel like this.