English Essay

767 Words Nov 19th, 2012 4 Pages
English Composition II
4 September 2012
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh). I had first discovered the quote when I was about nine months pregnant, and more than ready to greet my first child. It had opened up a whole new perspective for my life at that moment. My excitement flourished when I realized that this quote would come true the moment I saw her. I would no longer be just an ordinary woman. I would be a mother; a role model, a shoulder to cry on, part of a support system. Being twenty-one years old and becoming a mother may not be the preferred lifestyle for most, but
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Where will we live? Will our families be involved? For a split second I wondered to myself that maybe adoption was the best possible decision for her at the time; that there would be a much more loving and caring family for her to be with. But then I began to think of my own family. I have been surrounded by them since the day I was born. They have stuck by my side through the good and bad times. Their love and support was the answer to all of my concerns. I wanted to love her more than anything in the whole world, and I would do anything possible to be the perfect mother for her. After a few months of fluctuating stress and happiness had passed, Aaron had come around to the idea of being a father. We had finally gotten over the rough patch that was holding us back from becoming a true family. Eventually, his family gave us the love and support we needed as well. Being able to celebrate the life of a child is one of the most amazing things in this world. Baby showers, birth classes, ultra sounds, and preparing her nursery will be some of the fondest memories I will ever have. However, no feeling in the world would ever be better than the very first moment I looked into my daughters eyes. After a very strenuous thirteen hour labor, she had finally arrived on April 11, 2011; the start of my brand new journey. Reflecting back on our short journey from her birth until now has made me realize that she is here for a purpose. She has made me into the

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