In other words: Your parents can help shape the way your kids view aging.
I felt stuck in the disbelief stage of grief. And that’s the biggest thing no one told me: that while you celebrate new life, a thing so exciting in the months leading up to it and as it’s happening and right afterward that it feels like Christmas morning as a kid mixed with your wedding day mixed with maybe winning an election, you are also very suddenly mourning the loss of your old life, nearly every single aspect of it.
All of a sudden, I got off my high horse and stood with every other mother that is just doing the absolute best they can for their babies with what they know and believe and have experienced. All of a sudden, there wasn’t just one way to do things.