"What's the best piece of advice someone gave you regarding parenthood [aside from, 'Don't listen to anyone's advice.']?"
Your responses restored my faith in humanity.
Here's what Randi M. wrote:
"After we adopted Maiya, she was maybe...3 weeks old. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law took me to Panchero's just to get out of the house.
She fussed a bunch during the meal, and I probably screamed 'New Mom' with my overstuffed diaper bag, and I'm sure even louder than that was my super exhausted, massively emotional self projecting the 'I'm scared shitless that I'm doing this wrong' vibe.
After we were done eating, a lady -- probably in her 50s -- came over to me and asked how old she was and said the normal, 'Your baby is cute' stuff.
But then -- and I will never forget this -- she put her hand on my arm, and she said, "I just want you to know that you are doing a wonderful job. And whenever you think you're not, close your eyes and remember that no one is perfect, and you do the best you can do. You were chosen to be this baby's mother, so the best is absolutely already you.'
This was two-fold for me because of all my emotions about adoption, but it left me in grateful, happy tears for her kind words."
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