For folks who don't know ufology, there are five kinds of encounters when it comes unidentified flying objects (UFOs);
First: visual sight of an unidentified flying object
Second: Visual sighting, with physical effects on animate and inanimate objects. This could include seeing an UFO, and experiencing sunburn, burning of objects (wood, grass, etc) for two examples.
Third: Sighting of aliens either inside or outside of the UFO (picture the big-eyed elf-like alien like in that movie).
Now, that's not what I'm talking about right now. I'm thinking about the fifth kind, (I'm ignoring the fourth, which means human abduction by aliens for medical reasons, which is scary in its own).
The fifth kind, as in the purposeful meeting/contact (voluntary/conscious) between the humans and extraterrestrial intelligence.
Wait, bear with me... I know you're starting to wonder what is all this about? I thought it's an infertility/childless blog!
I'm wondering, I'm thinking... and I have to ask y'all...
How do you know when you're ready to look at a baby without breaking down?
How do you know when it's okay to hold a baby and not have tears running down your cheeks?
How do you peer into a baby's eyes and smile without shadows in your eyes?
How? That's what I'm starting to wonder. I do see the babies out there. It's easy to see 'em as UFOs, since you won't see 'em again.
What if you don't want to do that anymore? What if you want to get closer and touch the soft skin? To reach out and coax a smile on the baby's face?
What if you ache to make close encounters of the fifth kind with babies? But you're afraid of getting your heart broken repeatedly. How do you do encounters with that risk?