Define bonding …
It was love at first sight. The little white and silver poodle was as soft as any pillow – and the two-year old had a new friend. They shared playtime and quiet time in the house, running in the yard, cookies and naps.
By the time she accepted the idea a baby was on the way, she didn’t particularly care if it was a sister or brother.
Her nurturing instincts took over the day he came home. She was comfortable, loving, and proud.
Bonding is a treasure often taken for granted. A few never understand it, some of us couldn’t live without it. When you watch it happen with your children, there’s no better feeling in the world. Parents feel like when they leave this earth, their children will always have each other. The family continues from one generation to the next, with the foundation of acceptance and love that abides through challenges of life itself. Maybe bonding starts early in life. The ability to trust and accept other beings for who or what they are. Respecting life and sharing – a sense of belonging. How does one bond after adulthood when they never had the opportunity as a child? I’m sure many do – I just don’t know how.