Do you ever have one of those moments where you know that your life is changing? I mean, most of the time, we are not aware of how much we are changing until years down the road. It’s easier to consider these things in restrospect but what about when you are in the moment?
For me, that moment came when my first child was born. I mean, getting married created a sense of change but for the most part, we both continued to live in much the same manner, just in the same house as before. That’s not to say that my marriage wasn’t life-changing, but holding my daughter for the first time was different.
Disclaimer: The above picture is not a picture of the first time I held my daughter….
On February 24th, 2007 at around 4:30 or so, the doctor handed me this precious little baby girl and asked me to take her down to the nursery so that they could get her cleaned up.
I was terrified. What if I broke her? I was holding 8 pounds and 9 ounces of perfection. What if I messed this up somehow? She was so beautiful. I handed her to the nurse in the nursery and immediately went to get my mother.
I remember standing outside of the nursery with my mother, just looking at Sydney through the window. I was in tears. I’m pretty sure mom was as well but I can’t remember. I thought to myself, “things will always be different now.”
Never again could I just live for myself. I had been learning this lesson for a year already but it hit home that day. My life isn’t mine anymore.
No more irresponsible money moves….
No more easy, low paying jobs….
No more missing truck payments and hiding from the repo-man….
No more floating through life….
Maybe you have one of those moments as well. You woke up in the morning as one person and lay your head down at the end of the day as someone else. It’s important to identify those moments as they will become an anchor for you as you travel through life. Those moments keep you grounded and connected to what is most important.
Life is Strange. Live it Well.