Seven years ago, I didn’t think I’d ever be a mother. I was just a few months into my diagnosis, testing, and trying to conceive you… just a few months into where this journey to motherhood first began. I was in complete denial that I’d ever have you in my life.
I was so thankful that it only took a year of treatment to get you here.
I remember dreaming of you. A dark-haired baby girl, yet to be conceived. I already knew you. I knew you’d be a girl. When I found out the dream was reality, I felt more connected to you than ever. I was able to call you by name as you continued to grow in my womb, and I was praising God for this perfect gift.
We didn’t have the easiest of pregnancies, you and I. But that’s a story for another day. Today, I want to honor you and the fact that you are here, that you defied the odds, fought your way through NICU, and have grown into a beautiful little girl.
My sweet little Peach, Zoey Liz, it is an honor to know you.