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The joys and struggles of being a parent

An abecedarian poem about being a parent

By Austin Blessing-Nelson (Blessing)Published 5 months ago 1 min read
The joys and struggles of being a parent
Photo by Suzi Kim on Unsplash

Always on duty, never truly off the clock.

Babies are cute, but require so much work.

Crying, cuddles, and carrying them constantly.

Diapers that need to be changed often.


Friends and family will be excited and want to see the baby.

Growing always.

Help. You will need it to get through, but you will get through.

Imaginations and interesting times.

Joy and jokes.

Keep moving forward and you will be ok.

Laundry, and lots of it.

Milestones that your baby will hit.

New experiences happen all the time.

One day at a time.

Patience, it will be tried but you must keep it. Also, pictures and lots of them.

Questions. You will have lots of them, and so will your kids.

Remember to not neglect your other relationships with your friends, family, and spouse.

Sleep deprivation comes with the territory.

Talking will happen soon enough!

Unconditional love you will feel for your child.

Village, sometimes it really does take one.

Worth every minute!

Xylophones, rattles, and many other toys will fill your house, so try not to step on them!

You gain a whole new perspective on life.

Zzzzzzzz…. Everyone is finally asleep.


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Austin Blessing-Nelson (Blessing)

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  • Toby Heward5 months ago

    Such is life. Great work

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