Going through the jagged, bone-shaking quest to mommyhood brought more to me than I ever expected. Even though I had many, many days where I screamed into my pillow; drank a little more than I should have; or bought a really expensive purse for the five minutes of joy it, the end result was much, much better than I could have ever dreamed.
Not only did I end up with my two boys (the most spectacular gifts I will ever have) as a result of failing at pregnancy, but I gained empathy and sympathy for others going through the same thing; an appreciation for the little things that my kids do that makes me clutch my heart; and a resurrected faith that the most amazing things can come from seriously difficult times.
My "woe" story (with a happy ending) and it's now featured in Martinis & Mommyhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF, which launches today!!!
It's a great, honest read from moms in the trenches telling stories that will inspire, entertain and remind you to savor both the sweet and crazy moments of motherhood.
Be good to yourself. You never know where your journey will take you - it will likely surprise you in the most incredible ways.