Joyce Simpson
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I felt you. You were a pea. Then a lemon. Then an eggplant. I followed advice. I read twelve books. I quit coffee. Could you tell I was scared? I talked to you, sang to you... I wasn't ready. But then you were here. Ten toes. Eight pounds. Love. Big fat love. I held you. I fed you. I realized that I would spend my life doing things to make you happy -- and that that would make me happy. And then there are the times I want to give up. You've made me rethink my sanity....

I felt you. You were a pea. Then a lemon. Then an eggplant. I followed advice. I read twelve books. I quit coffee. Could you tell I was scared? I talked to you, sang to you... I wasn't ready. But then you were here. Ten toes. Eight pounds. Love. Big fat love. I held you. I fed you. I realized that I would spend my life doing things to make you happy -- and that that would make me happy. And then there are the times I want to give up. You've made me rethink my sanity....

23 of Our All-Time Favorite Kids' Book Quotes: Some of the words that we find ourselves saying most frequently to our kids are those on the pages of our favorite children's books — Where the Wild Things Are, Matilda, Alice in Wonderland.

23 of Our All-Time Favorite Kids' Book Quotes: Some of the words that we find ourselves saying most frequently to our kids are those on the pages of our favorite children's books — Where the Wild Things Are, Matilda, Alice in Wonderland.

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I say from multiple lessons learned the hard way: DO NOT forget what hurt you. Tattoo it on your brain and never forget what it taught you or what or WHOM hurt you.

You are the most amazing little man, I know you will grow up to be the most amazing man, father, partner, and a true gift to this world.

You are the most amazing little man, I know you will grow up to be the most amazing man, father, partner, and a true gift to this world.