Something miraculous happens in our hearts when we have a baby to call our own. A part of us is made awake that seems to have been resting. A dormant, secluded section that, once aroused, quickly seeps to overflowing all other areas of our heart. Through motherhood we become acutely aware of things we’d never noticed before. The world is brighter and more is at stake. We’ve become more vulnerable, and also more resilient than we’d been before. We worry over things we never knew existed before we were in charge of a tiny, helpless life. That small life is so precious, and so valuable. Seeing and caring for it is seeing and caring for a future we will never experience. What a blessing to raise children to love and care for the world after we are gone.