On Becoming a Parent

Becoming a new parent is the most exciting time of a person’s life. Adjusting to being a new parent is the most difficult. With all of the self-help and how-to books on the market these days, it’s no surprise that parenthood is a popular topic to read up on. The truth is, all new parents go through quite a learning curve. From sleepless nights to dealing with sick kids, life changes… forever. While parenthood can be a nightmare at times, it is one of the most beautiful and meaningful things humanity can experience.

Here are some lovely quotes on being a parent:

“Motherhood: The only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time.” – Anonymous

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” – Leo J Burke

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” – Anonymous

“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” – Kahlil Gibran

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”
– Victor Hugo

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco

“I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott

“The three most beautiful sights: a potato garden in bloom, a ship in sail, and a woman after the birth of her child.” – Irish proverb

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he created mothers.” – Jewish proverb

“It’s incredible. Everything you ever thought about love just becomes night and day. I mean, you never thought you could love that much. You rediscover the world, and it’s just a beautiful thing.” – David Arquette

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” – Bill Cosby

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