With another Mother’s Day in the books, Gerber and Linqia have given me the opportunity to remind
mothers parents everywhere that the heartbreak they’re experiencing right now is worth it. That one day… one day that heartbreak will become hope and the pain will fade into a distant memory.
And then there are the what ifs that no parent is ever prepared for.
You see, Maverick spent 11 months of his 16 month existence in and out of various medical practices. Who all had a different solution for curing his face. Between the two of us, we were seeing a doctor just about every week, if not twice a week. And when we weren’t at the doctor, I was scouring the world wide web looking for my own answers, and finding comfort in the form of stories from other moms.
For 11 months, his well being weighed heavily on my heart, and each well meaning remark about his face from friends and family chipped away at my spirit because I didn’t have the answer. Juggling my own medical hurdles with his medical mystery was wearing me down. I was struggling. With each new theory, came hope. With each new medical concoction, came heartbreak.
Until the day there was no more heartbreak.
It’s your turn! Take a moment and think about the parenting adventures that have made your journey worth it. I’m sure you have a handful or two.