This month, the theme at Red Tent Living is, “Where Do I Belong?” Below is the piece that came to me through that prompt.
My child is currently about the size of a pomegranate. At 17 weeks pregnant, I’m slowly starting to develop a “baby bump”—evidence that our sweet little pomegranate is growing steadily while continuing to make their home within me for the next twenty-something weeks.
As I prepare for this little one’s grand entrance, I often wonder about who they will become. I think about where my child will belong in this great big world because, after 30+ years of being here, I know how poignant that question has been for me. I ask it on my child’s behalf because for my little pomegranate such questions don’t have to be considered right now. My baby is still free from wondering about belonging; life simply met it one day and all that was needed to do was to make a home right where it is, just as it is.
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