I’d like to tell you about a Mother’s Day story. It started with a wedding, a boy and a girl standing at the altar. They said ‘I do’ and it seemed so simple. Years later when they thought about having children they said “we will” and thought it would be the same only it wasn’t. Instead of picking out pink or blue onesies they stared month after month at single pink lines on pregnancy tests.
There were tears and prayers, moments of anger and frustration, loss and a little one that slipped to heaven before even a ‘‘hello’’ on earth.
Then one night that happiness of watching pink lines came true. Months passed of care and love and finally, the time had come of bringing new life into the unknown world. But somewhere God wanted some more “Miracles” to be done! And had asked the lady to welcome a premature baby who was a baby of a gestational diabetic mom and who is going to be in respiratory distress syndrome. Miracle, yes! The miracle is done after a few minutes by a C-section and a tiny little body of 2.5 kg 49 cm, dark colored skin is here respiratory distress with wheezing sound in each heartbeat to battle in NICU, a small world of hope!!
Because God is there and was able to perform miracles after miracles he showed the world what unconditional love truly is and because he lives now we can see that miracles do happen still. God’s love is never-ending.
On the other side, the new mother is feeling grateful despite all the affliction, hemorrhage, gestational diabetes and C-section throb she wanted to cherish each moment.
Moment of incredible time to perceive that little ones move, breathe, kick and LIVE. And was reminding herself that, “I am a NICU mother and I will spend my first Mother’s Day inside the walls of the hospital perceiving my little one’s growth”. It was too difficult for her to go home without her little one making her realize somehow again reminding herself of indeed a mother who cannot breastfeed but can provide EBM (ejected breast milk) who cannot hold her little one in arm but had got a chance for KMC (kangaroo mother care) who cannot capture beautiful pictures like others but can frame positivity around the NICU bed!!
They say Time has a power to heal everything and finally the time has come when they are allowed to bring that tiny tot to home which was again another task of building a new relationship between mother-son and from where the new journey starts.
From the morning massage to late night lullaby’s cherishing the all Hopes and Happiness of recovering. Recovery from NICU baby to normal baby, recovery from dark skin to glowing white, recovery from underweight to normal weight and the days have passed so fast that the NICU baby is now a happy healthy normal child of two years who is still blessed by God’s miracle.
In the meantime, she noticed that she is no more lovely looking perfect mother who used to be dedicated in maintaining health, looks, family, career and not but least Focused!
More time went and finally, she managed to fall her own things into place with the help of support of family and of course the strongest supporter who will be GOD. With all this, she would like to share that every story tells you a part, something to win, to lose to learn and some proper story seems to close with ‘the End’. But a mother’s story will always tell you a little hope, a hope of alright and happiness, a happiness of achievement’s in motherhood because it feels like it’s still only the beginning there is so much more to come!
Happy Mother’s day to you, to me, to all of us, because we all are mothers in some way today and we are all part of the great story of motherhood. God is writing from generation to generation the hope and happiness to make a successful story.