By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
RANSON, W.Va. - Melissa Castle celebrated her first Mother's Day Sunday with her one-day-old son.
Her husband, Mark Lewis Castle, held their child, Mark Lewis Castle II, in his arms gingerly as she spoke of her new mother status on the one day set aside to celebrate those who bring forth life.
She joins a world of diaper changes and middle-of-the-night feedings.
Like other new mothers before her, the significance of becoming a parent struck her as "scary."
"It's just new. I don't know what to expect," Castle said.
"The scariest thing is not knowing what he needs because we can't tell yet," Castle said.
She doesn't have plans for her son's future yet. At this point, she said she's just relieved to have gotten through 13 hours of hard labor.