To love a child is a selfless act. It sparks the moment we conceive, and lasts to the very edge of the moment we transition into death. A word that best describes our relationship with our children? Empathy. I choose this word as it is the only one I can think of in the wide world of vocabulary that accurately depicts what I have felt since my son's inception: Empathy: * I cried when he was born and the doctor slapped him; * I felt the pain during his first shot; * I cried at night when neither one of us could figure out what was wrong and why we couldn't sleep; * I rooted for him as he struggled to his knees to crawl and eventually to his feet to walk; * I laughed hysterically the first time he discovered something funny; * I cinched with pain from every "owie" inflicted from falling down and slamming fingers in doors; * I sunk with depression when we had to leave each other on his first day of day care; * I rejoiced in the beauty
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