When I was 17, I wasn't sure I'd ever want kids. That changed in one tiny moment, one moment I will never forget. I was holding my nephew, and he was crying. I was holding him on my hip disdainfully. But then, in an instant, I looked at him and he looked at me. I don't know why, but we both smiled, we both started laughing. And my heart melted at this pure feeling, this consuming love. By heart was forever his. I'd never felt anything like that before. Because of that moment, I realized I wanted that for myself someday.
--from An Unwanted Path