A major revelation in being a new mum is the lessons that I’ve learned from my son. Though he’s only four mths old, through his stoicism, he’s shown mama that pain n discomfort are bearable. There are always hugs, kisses n smiles to follow.
Just today, as I was lightly dabbing hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip n blowing gently on the scratches on his forehead, he did not cry or scream. Instead when it stung, he spread his arms on his change table, went rigid n made soft “dok dok” sounds until the stinging subsided. He was rewarded with big smiles n baby talk.
Smiling was far from our minds at his very recent vaccination. He cried for 10 seconds each time the nurse jabbed him but the soreness n pain lingered on til the wee hours of the morning. The poor little tyke howled when papa, grandpa n mama touched his thighs while feeding n comforting him.
It was a rough night all around for everyone, especially when he came down with a slight fever the following day. However, in true trooper form, BJ bounced back n was soon chortling in glee again.
His hair must have grown thicker through the many times I stroked his head. The sounds of long n loud kisses from papa n grandma reverberated through our home.
U see it’s not about the pain, intense and brief, that life throws, but the pleasure that only love can bestow.