...that are struggling with getting pregnant, have had a hard time in the past with getting pregnant, have experienced a miscarriage, who know someone who is struggling with conception, and for all of you mothers out there who did not struggle to conceive at all. I want you to watch this video.
My friend Diana is celebrating the short life of her daughter Emma who she lost in her second trimester of pregnancy. I saw this video on her blog and decided to copy it and put it on my blog. Diana had 5 miscarriages and lost the twin of her oldest daughter who they named Gracie. Gracie is now an older sister to Sienna who is just a few months older than my little Brooke. I am so glad that Diana was able to figure out what was happening in her body and has been able to give birth to 2 beautiful little girls.
I know that many friends and loved ones of mine are right now struggling with getting pregnant. I have friends in each stage of the "trying" cycle and my heart goes out to each of you! I love you all SO MUCH and can never even try to imagine what in the world you are going through. I appreciate each one of your strengths and the positive outlooks you have on life despite your challenges. I know that it is SO hard for each of you to hear even the word abortion, to see a teenager pregnant, to hear women complain about pregnancy, and to see and hear women and men complain about the challenges of being a parent. I respect and love you for what you go through daily and want you to know that.
As for all of you parents out there, as well as myself, I want to take this opportunity to really appreciate the gifts we have been given and to realize what a miracle and a blessing it is to be a parent. I never want to take this for granted! I always want my children to know how lucky I feel to have them in my life! And I really want to do my best to appreciate every single day, every single moment, and to do my best to not complain about this little spirit, EVEN ON THE HARD DAYS!!! I hope that this video touches each of you in your own way. I know that it made me bawl my eyes out!