A Child is Born “With new life comes joy, love, and happiness.” Mother always told me, so why do I feel like this? Confused, exhausted, out of control. Where is the sense of adoration that I was promised? Dead eyes and empty smiles. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 12 thoughts on “A Child is Born” Add yours Thank you for showing the other side of what bringing a child into the world can be like. Well written. LikeLike Reply Thanks for your kind words, Belinda! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is such a powerful piece! It does so well showing the other side of childbirth. LikeLike Reply Thanks for reading, Melony! I’m so glad that you appreciated this piece. LikeLike Reply Good that you highlighted the baby blues. Not everything is rosy as movies portray. Good take. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I really like how you have portrayed PND… I especially liked ‘dead eyes and empty smiles’ and I’m wondering if you could have used more of that to show how she was feeling. Well done with so few words! LikeLike Reply Thanks for the kind words, Sanch! I feel that PND is of such importance it should be highlighted more often. LikeLike Reply Motherhood is not always what it’s cracked up to be. This was powerful LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for this! That’s pretty much how I felt after I had my colicky first baby. I hate how society makes you feel like something’s wrong with you if it’s not all unicorns and roses. LikeLike Reply Thanks for reading Jen! I’m glad this piece resonates with you, and I agree, there’s too much pressure to do everything the ‘right’ way. LikeLike Reply Pingback: Fabulous Fiction Friday; 1 | R.J. Midgley Pingback: Coffee Break Sundays (1/6/19) | R.J. Midgley Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.