“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh

Born July 27, 2012

 I came across that quote a couple of years ago when I first started writing my book, Welcome to Heartbreak. I found it to be simple, beautiful, and honest. For me it symbolized the feeling of motherhood, a feeling that is absolutely unlike anything one has ever felt before. For me, that feeling came on July 27th, 2012 @ 10:21 AM. At that moment I finally experienced the meaning of true love. After 41 weeks of pregnancy and 5 hours of labor I held in my arms the most purest and honest form of love that I have ever experienced, my baby girl. That moment, for me, was the culmination of a dream come true; a dream that for the past 11 years sometimes seemed unreachable.

My journey to motherhood has not been easy. It has been full of excitement and anticipation, but for a very long time was full of heartbreak, disappointment and sadness. However, despite the range of emotions that entered through me I never once lost my faith. I knew with every cell in my body that I would one day be a mother. As I embrace my new role I know that everything happens when it is supposed to. Timing is everything and as much as we may try to make things happen when we want them to, I know that I was meant to be this baby’s mother. She was sent to me exactly when I needed her.

A friend asked me the other day what I’ve learned so far about being a mother. My response was simple, “First thing I learned is that I never really knew what love was until she was born. This is the most purest, honest love there is. I have never, nor will I ever, love anything or anyone like I love her.”

 With her birth I have also been reborn. She has changed my life forever.  ♥

A lifetime half lived, spent wondering if I am worthy to be blessed with the

Valuable gift of your precious life.

Almost eleven years in the making because some things just can’t be

Rushed, knowing that in this time and in this place you were made for me

I will cherish my new title, in gratitude, knowing that I have finally been chosen to

Experience a love like no other, that which is shared by a mother and child.

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