Your story. It matters.
I was outside alone, reading and resting. Do you ever take time alone to think? To just be? I know we can’t always. But it’s more beneficial than Facebook or texting. If you have a spare minute, do it!
Anyways, that’s not the main point. The main point is I was thinking of you. There are a lot of you who have had traumatic births. Many more than I have been aware of. I haven’t had traumatic births, but I have had trauma in my life. I think we all have at one point or another.
And so many of you fought to keep going. You didn’t give up. You pressed on to be the wives and mothers you wanted and needed to be. It doesn’t mean the pain went away, but you do what you have to do when you’re a mom. And I know it is not easy when you’re hurting.
But I believe, I REALLY believe, that even though your story (birth) may have ended in trauma, that really, your story isn’t over. Even if you never physically have another child, there is the possibility that something amazing for someone will come from the hard situation you experienced. It’s not for nothing. I believe that for birth, I believe that for life. Our heartaches, our troubles….beauty can rise even when the story looks so dark.
We may not understand. We may not even be over it. But I believe beauty will rise. Don’t look back and assume all was for not. You have great worth and value. Your story does too.