Yes, I have had some challenges since I became a mom -a colicky, fussy baby with reflux who became a toddler with a speech delay and potential sensory issues, not to mention my PPD, inter-mingled with being an orphaned adult myself - and no, I don't love being a mom. Yet. But I DO love my son and I DO count my blessings every day and despite the sometimes rocky road, I feel lucky...
- I have a child. I have known so may families who still/have struggle(d) with trying to have a family of their own. I KNOW I am lucky.
- He's healthy. Yes, he has reflux but even if he is on medication for the rest of his life, I know that's nothing compared to the challenges many other families face. It's not life threatening and he can live a normal, healthy life.
- I had PPD - it was hard. It was the most horrible, dark place I have ever been but I got through it because I have a husband and doctor who support me and guide me.
For our wedding song, my husband and I chose Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts because it summed up how our life together came to be. I heard it on the radio this morning and realized, in many respects, it still holds true today.