Our reason to carry

From the pregnancy test until we’re nine months in, we carry. During those very first life-changing hours at the hospital, we carry. We pick up our babies when they cry, we hold them close, and we comfort them. We carry them through sleepless nights, singing quietly. We carry them on our way home from the playground, on a rainy day. We carry our children to give them all the closeness they need. All the closeness we need. They are safe in our arms when the fever hits, when things are unfamiliar or when a favorite toy has gone missing. We carry our children, like we have always carried our children. And we always will.