Parenthood: A gift of happiness with responsibilityAfter marriage, the regular question we hear from everyone is what about the baby? Many of the couples may have a family plan and some may say it after two years and for some when God blesses. Many couples easily become a parent and some after consultation and some have to adopt. Some don't want to take up the responsibility of being a parent and thus avoid it. Many couple are not ready as they are not prepared or don't know what to do, and how do they cope up with the child's responsibility.
Everything changes when they first hear about the pregnancy positive report. The woman starts taking care of everything, from what she eats, what she wears, how she walks, sits, reads, watch, listens, etc. The man starts changing his habits, care, affection, etc. This is the greatest gift that they are blessed with being a parent. A sense of responsibility builds up in them and they want to be the best parent for their child.
I heard the line in a Hindi serial- Rangrasiya where the couple tells each other that, it is not that we have given birth to a child but the child has also given birth to a parent in us. It stands very true. From being lazy to be active, from causal to responsible, from let-go to cautious, from me to us, from friends to family, from perfume to baby products, from loud sound to soft, from night owl to on time, from junk to healthy eating, from fool to wise, etc. Everything changes from the time that you get it in your head of being a parent.
Parenthood becomes the best gift or blessing you receive from God. Your full love, affection, attention, etc is surrounded within your child/children. You start feeling the happiness of being a parent than laid with responsibility. You want your children to have a smile on their face and a cry or frown pinches your heart. This is why I say, Parenthood: A gift of happiness with responsibility any couple is blessed with.
(My 13th entry for the ISC 13th Birthday Special - A thread a day challenge. )