When my son was six weeks old, I was invited to a party. It was the first invitation anywhere since my son had been born and I was scared out of my mind. I was told that the party was going to have other first time parents there and that very thought terrified me. From what I had seen on social media, it seemed like everyone was loving becoming a parent and making all the right choices.
I wasn’t doing either of those things.
I was scared, but I chose to go. It was the best decision I had ever made since becoming a parent. While at the party, I learned that not only were these people loving every minute of this parenting thing, they also felt like they had no clue what they were doing and were terrified just like me.
I heard about mistakes they had made already, the same ones I had made and I went home with the amazing feeling that I wasn’t alone. I left with a seed of the knowledge that mistakes, fear and shooting in the dark at a 100 mph moving target are all part of this process.
I made a promise that, if I ever got the chance, I would do for someone else what all of those amazing parents did for me that night, I would try to be a haven from the storm.
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