To the natural moms, those that carried their babies in their tummies. To the mommas that needed a segregate, because not everyone can carry a baby. To the adoptive mommas, like me. To the birth mommas, some of us wouldn't be what we are without you! To the foster mommas, you do so much and I hope you know how very special you are! To the furbaby mommas, don't anyone tell you just being a furbaby momma is any less special! To the step-mommas, those that don't have to love someone else's child, but do anyway. To the mommas who have lost a child in the womb, you may not exactly feel like a mom, but honey you are, you loved that baby with all you had and that my dear is the definition of mother-hood.
Last, but definitely not least - to the woman waiting. I've been in your shoes, I was there for 13 (long) years. Your time will come. It may seem like forever, but that moment that you hold/hug your child for the first time all of those years will wash away. It will all be worth it. Your heart and soul will get to rejoice in the love of motherhood - just don't give up. It isn't easy, but nothing with worth is. Sometimes you'll want to give up. Sometimes it will feel like you've tried all you can. Sometimes you'll want to shut your heart to the hope and especially to the pain. It's okay and perfectly normal to feel like you're on a roller coaster. You may even find yourself envying your momma friends - don't put yourself down for feeling that way. You're human and you can't be strong every second of every day. You may not even feel strong at all, but I can tell you, YOU ARE. Hang in there lady, keep your head up! One day you'll look back and be able to see how all the pieces were placed together like they were for a reason. One day you'll look back and see just how strong this venture made you. One day you'll be there to support other mommies-in-waiting. One day you'll realize that all you went through makes you appreciate motherhood so much more than you ever would have without it.
Hello! I’m Hilarie!
I am a wife, mother, an assistant, and now a blogger! I am so exciting to relaunch Jacksonville Housewives in the city.
I love the beach, coffee, marketing and meeting new friends. I cannot wait to meet y’all!