... I cannot go hours without seeing and interacting with my son, and when I do, I am craving to spend another minute with him! What is this? Fortunately for us our God strategically planned all of this in the beginning... (When he created all things by and for Jesus Christ -Colossians 1:16). Besides the fact that I know and believe this to be true, there is also science to support this fact! The bible is right and it seems that scientist are always trying to find the how of the mysteries of God...not all will admit it, but this is primarily because the Lord considered every single detail when creating all things, even us.
...Let us talk about Oxytocin...Oxytocin is a chemical hormone released in the body at specific times to create specific feelings within our minds. I learned one day in a Princess of Purity seminar (....another topic for another day, but simply a seminar given by Holy Spirit filled woman in regards to our purity and sanctification before our God...) that when we hug a person for more than a few minutes this hormone, Oxytocin, is released and we immediately feel bonded to that person. I learned this fact in this seminar, but there are loads of scientific research that supports this! Really...go look it up for yourself! This hormone is commonly called the "Love Hormone." hmmm....unsurprisingly this is the same hormone released in the body during child birth to contract the uterus and more importantly for today, it is the same hormone released when a woman nurses (breastfeeds) her child. WOW! With this being said, every time I nurse my son I am, without my control, being psychologically and intensely glued to him. God worked it so that I could not only supply food for my son, but also security! While I am feeling deeply connected and attached to my son, he is experiencing the same feelings. Oxytocin...look it up...It is real and it was God's way of making sure that our maternal instinct to nurture would be implemented.
I am not confused about my role as a woman. I know that I am the weaker vessel and that I am THE nurturer. This is not to say that my husband will not or cannot nurture because this is not true, but there is something in a mommy that just does the trick! Well, I am off to go cuddle with my family...bond with them some more... be sure to do your own research on oxytocin! If you are anything like me, you will enjoy reading about the hormone and just how and when it works! Leave me any comments or questions... The Lord is good.. :) God Bless