Today is a tough day for so many women. I remember exactly how I felt last May when this day rolled around. We spent the entire day with family and friends, and I was the only one who wasn’t celebrating Mother’s Day as a mother. It broke my heart, especially because just two months prior, I had found out about my PCOS. Instead of a little one to hug and kiss, I was taking Clomid. Instead of a card, I had Ovidrel. And instead of laughter, I had tears.
But this year, it’s different. I’m so thankful for today, to be able to be called a Mom. But I’m also thankful for last year, because I appreciate this year so much more. I’m stronger because of last year, and I’m a different person because of last year. I didn’t know it at the time, but my struggles are what made me stronger, and inevitably, I think it will make me a better mommy for James.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are expecting, for all of you first time moms, and for the rest of the moms out there.
And for those of you who are still trying, don’t lose hope. I am praying for you today that your hearts be comforted.