Not long ago, I came across the blog post from my first Mother's Day as a mother. For many women, a first Mother's Day is one of the happiest and most rewarding days, whether pregnant or holding a newborn in their arms. Many of you know that this wasn't the case for me.
The due date of a child I miscarried early on in the pregnancy was just weeks away, and we had tried unsuccessfully for a year to achieve a healthy pregnancy. It was an insanely hard day. I think I had forgotten about how much pain and sadness I was experiencing at that point in my life.
At the end of that blog post, I mentioned that I wanted to go back and have a good talk with the naive woman who thought it would be easy to get/stay pregnant. Well, now, I'd like to go back and have a talk with the sad, lost version of myself from Mother's Day 2011. I'd like to give her a big hug and tell her to just hold on for a little while longer; it's almost over.
Mother's Day, 2012
Mother's Day, 2013
Mother's Day, 2014
Happy Mother's Day to each of you!
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