As a mother of three, I’m blessed to have given birth to two of them, while the third one was delivered by the stork.
Both of my pregnancies were difficult. Everyone around me suffered, due to the usual aches and pains, morning sickness that lasts all day, worries and anxiety.
I worried during 38 weeks of pregnancy, worried with each ultrasound and doppler scan, even if the doctor says everything looks normal.
When the scans appear normal, I worry that my child will be born with a big black birthmark on the face.
I stop worrying only when the baby is born and placed on my chest. I check to see that the face has no marks, and then I fall asleep. I love newborns.
Post-partum, I used to worry that my baby would get sick and die, but somehow we survived all the sicknesses and hospital confinements.
There were nights I spent Googling about other moms who had lost a child or given birth to children with special needs.
I’m grateful that God didn’t give me a big cross to carry while raising our kids. I just deal with the usual fighting that occurs between siblings or worry when a yaya has to go.
That’s why I have great respect and admiration for moms who are given children with special needs, especially those who decide to keep their baby despite medical odds.
I found this video through my cousin’s Facebook. It tells of a young mom who gave birth to a baby with a rare condition that many people ask: Why did she choose to have the child instead of aborting?
After dealing with people’s stares and whispering behind their back, she created this video to let people know she loves her child just the way he is.
This post is dedicated to all moms who love their children, no matter what.
Happy mother’s day to all, and maybe happy tears.