The Day my Most Important Life Project was Born


in honor of her

in honor of her

No matter what books you read, what stories you hear, and what preconceptions you may have, nothing ever prepares you for the moment when your child is born.

Everyone has their story from the magical to the confronting and mine was a mixture of both. For years before, I had been chasing and building my career in a very aggressive manner and I looked at jobs as something to conquer and when one did not suit me, to have to the confidence to just drop it and move to the next. With this state of mind I waltzed into my pregnancy thinking it was just another task to win at. And then she was born.

All my preconceived ideas came crumbling in one big heap. I realized that nothing is as I thought. This job will be for life. There are no options for quitting, no turning back, no chance at slacking, and the responsibility of it was just mind-boggling. It was like joining a secret parent cult that no one warns you about.

If there is magic in life, then this is where it lives where I am concerned. Watching a life grow, evolve, develop and become the human it is meant to be.

The honor of being entrusted with the care of another human is the greatest honor of all.

Today, with this post, I begin my third 365 photography and writing project.

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16 comments

  1. Nope, nothing ever prepares us for parenting! What an amazing, hard and very often frustrating but equally rewarding thing it is though, yes? Lovely post ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hi Mimo. Great post as usual.
    Now, about daughters, having two of “those” (now 33 and 30) I can tell you it’s a lifetime project! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoy!
    Brian

  3. Dear Mimo

    very touching indeed, yes all our children seen and unseen are part of our daily responsibilty, I am looking keenly Forward to your new journey.

    with a big hug, Sophie

  4. So looking forward to it!

  5. So wonderfully said Mimo, and so true. It really resonates with me as I had similar notions before my son was born and then everything changes. Arpita

  6. Mimo, an excellent self-disclosure and tribute in honour of your daughter, who, btw, is gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers and sweet to you and your daughter.

  7. Thank you for the glimpse at your heart. I will honor that tenderness.

  8. Ooooh – so much looking forward to that!

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