My battle with Infertility///Up Close and Personal with an IVF Athlete....Blog 17.... Mother’s Day
Blog 17 ...... My First Mother’s Day:
“You’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved"
Sometimes when I don’t feel like blogging, or I am too tired to think of what I want to say, I open this quote that I have saved on my phone and I think of how I felt this time last year and wonder how many others out there are feeling that same way this year......and I open my computer and I begin to type. See, my whole reason for blogging is so that those 1 in 8 women who struggle with Infertility just like I did, have someone to talk to, someone to ask questions to, and most importantly to know they are NOT ALONE!
So Mother’s Day!!!! Yep, Mother’s Day!!!! Even as I am typing that word, I am smiling....... I doubted for so long that I would ever get to celebrate myself on this day. I doubted for so long that a little voice would eventually call me “mommy.” I doubted for so long if I was good enough to claim the title of MOM!
No words that I could say would accurately express the excitement I feel to wake up tomorrow morning and see the smile on #OhHenry’s face as he opens his eyes and sees me, knowing that he has made me a mom. Nothing I could say would be able to describe the gratitude, the thankfulness and the belief that I have for God, who delivered this beautiful tiny human to me. Henry has changed me.....forever! Henry has made me judge people less. Henry has made me appreciate the friends that truly care about me and let go of the ones that don’t. Henry has made me appreciate everyday and let go of the stresses that don’t matter. Henry has made my life complete.
So on this Mother’s Day, I will celebrate life! I will snuggle on my angel, I will shed lots and lots of tears (happy one’s this year), and I will try and be the best mom that I can be. I will enjoy my Sunday Funday with my family. I will celebrate with them the love that my mom has given to me, and can only hope that I can be half the mom that she has been to us.
I also want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Mother’s Day. I hope all of you are as happy as I am and get to spend the day exactly how you want it.
I will also not forget those that are struggling. I was there. This was a difficult holiday. If you know someone that is struggling with Infertility, especially on Mother’s Day, say a prayer for them, call them and let them know you are thinking of them, give them a hug. Sometimes words are hard to find, but just letting them know you care means more then you know!