My husband and I have been perfectly content with having an only-child. We love being able to give her so much time and attention. We love being a little family of three.

Family Hike!

Family Hike!

Lately though, I’ve started to wonder. What would it be like with another addition to our family?

I keep getting stuck on one thought. Is it really possible to love another child as much as I love the one I have? Parenting absolutely has its challenges, but the love I have for my daughter is like nothing I have ever felt. It’s so cliche to say, but I really had no idea how deeply I could love another person until she came into my life.

My daughter (left) with her BFF.

My daughter (left) with her BFF.

Parents of multiple children – do you feel this love for each of your children, or does it feel more like splitting that love for each child? I want to believe that each child added into a family only expands the depths of our hearts but honestly, I’m scared. What if I had another child but didn’t feel as deeply for him/her as I do my daughter?

I find myself constantly in awe of my growing little girl. She makes me cry tears of joy as I see her beautiful, compassionate personality developing. As we cuddle before bed each night and I feel her arms around my neck, my heart feels like it could explode right out of my chest. When she says unprompted, “mommy I love you so much” I feel like those are the 6 best words I’ve ever heard in my life.

If we had another child, would I feel the same way? Would my heart continue to grow and expand, to reach new unimaginable depths? Please, please tell me the answer is a huge resounding YES.

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