Saturday, May 21, 2016


may 2016,  34 weeks - photo by Alanna Story

My first Mother's Day was a dream. Being in the hospital isn't real out of the ordinary for us, & as an added benefit I got breakfast, lunch AND dinner in bed. ;) Family. Gifts. Togetherness.  What a beautiful day. 

I am so thankful that this year I was able to celebrate Mother's Day with my own son. Something that I dreamt about, but wasn't quite positive would ever be a reality for me. Having CF you grow up hearing "you probably won't have kids", & the truth of how extremely difficult/rare it is to get pregnant. 

I always knew I wanted a family, but what I pictured my family unit being was unknown. Me with a husband? Me being a "favorite auntie" to everyone kids that I knew? Maybe I'd marry somebody who already had kids. Maybe I'd make a career out of being a nanny and helping raise kids that way. Would our family and hearts be fulfilled through adoption? Maybe surrogacy? Any way it happened, I knew I would be happy with, but this year I am just grateful that I was able to celebrate all together.

Whichever way your motherly roles are fulfilled; I hope you were able to feel the special honor during this holiday.

xx, M

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