As I embark on my first official Mother’s Day there is so much to reflect on in this last year and half!
This day is so special because I’ve never imagined I would be blessed to celebrate this day based on Nia’s initial prognosis. Cheers and blessings to this personal celebration. God continues to reign and pour blessings unto me/us through our tenacious baby girl, Nia!
Through all of Nia’s demands and even my tears- at times trying to understand why were we giving this arduous assignment of ensuring God’s precious cargo arrived safely. I am thankful and blessed!
Nia reminds me to never take the small things for granted.
Around this time last year I was reminding Antoine- I am a mother although I was still pregnant at time 😬, and the red carpet should be rolled out for me 😂! Not realizing two weeks later our lives would be forever changed by a lethal mis-diagnosis to a rare diagnosis filled with so many unknowns, and the lingering pain of possible infant loss.
Through the midst of all the unknowns, joy, and sorrow, my purpose has been redirected and re-shaped to include such a special angel that only God Himself could have created just for us. At times I don’t know if I am built for this assignment and then His sweet voice whispers- you are! I will ensure you have all the tools you need- trust me as I have entrusted you!
This pic below is a reminder that God hears our cry- when I am weak and filled with worry He sends reassurance in the small things- on Monday, April 30, 2018 (Nia is 7 months old now) we were able to leave Nia’s medical equipment in the car and freely have lunch outside at a restaurant- what pure joy! Nia was so happy and so were we! It’s the simple things! 🙌🏾🙏🏾
Throwback Pic- Less than 48 hours post birth- the time I was told I would never have with my daughter- the trauma and pain I endured thinking for 4.5 months of my pregnancy my baby girl would be DoA- dead on arrival. But my God- your grace and mercy- provided and answered a fervent and sometimes silent prayer! I didn’t become a motherless mother on September 27, 2017- Life was spoken and given to Nia- more time than I could’ve ever fathom- this Mother’s day will be forever cherished! Nia has been here 7 months longer than any expert said she would- thriving! She is small but that’s not all! #NiaStrong
“…Truly I tell you if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say mountain move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible.” ~Matthew 17:20
“But my God shall supply all MY needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19
Happy Mother’s Day!
This post is dedicated to mothers facing or have faced the unexpected or unimaginable with their babies/children. We empathize with you- the feelings of being robbed of a positive pregnancy or birth experience- There are times that anger, grief, and sadness overcomes me because of our (my hubby and I) own unique journey! We are sending extra love on this weekend and day. May God grant you peace in the midst of your overwhelming thoughts and emotions- you are not alone! Hugs and love to you!