We think they know nothing and so fragile and little … but no, they are fitted with God’s ingenious gifts.
My infant daughter came blessed with what are the most and only essential things needed to live life and enjoy!
She knows how to feed and how to tell me she is hungry.
She knows how to breathe and how to fight of the stray blanket or bib near her nose.
She knows how to smile and when to smile:
- when she is full and after a burp.
- when she is done pooping (what a relief)
- when mom finally listens to her pleas and takes her for a feed.
(Oh yeah, her plea cries are so heart-breaking – you’d do anything after hearing that)
She knows how to protect herself from falling (when she thinks you didn’t pick her up well) – you should see how strong her grasp is.
She knows how to sleep and how much to sleep blissfully.
She knows when to get up and let the world know.
She knows what she wants and will do only what she thinks should be done at the given moment.
She can entertain herself when she wants alone and without any gadgets or toys.
Every moment with her is teaching me something about enjoying little things in life. These are the basics things in life to learn. Why do we complicate life further, ourselves?
We teach them and leave them to face the world which is so cruel and merciless. I am shattered beyond words this week due to this news of Connecticut Shooting of innocent children.
I sometimes want to stop time and let my baby stay a baby. This way she doesn’t have to go out and face the world.
All I have to say to the mothers of the victims of the shootout, is that we, especially parents around the world, know you are going through what is the worst nightmare a parent can ever go through.
There are no words that can appease you. No words that can explain why this happened to your innocent children. So I use no words. I will just pray and hope that God shows you and all parents around the world to move on and help create a better world.
I want to use this platform to ask of you parents on Parentous.com also to take a moment out of your busy lives & send out a prayer for the grieving. There is nothing else we can do for their loss.
An erstwhile Quality Analyst, Sirisha Achanta, is now a full time mommy to an adorable 2 year old girl and a part time writer. She loves to dance, dream and read a lot!