I’m getting so anxious to get started! The waiting is killing me. I need to find a creative way to pass the time until my body is ready to create a baby. Is it too early to start nesting?!?! LOL! It’ll be at least another week before I will know anything more about the process than I know now.
In the mean time, I have asked my mom to guest blog so she can share her thoughts on my attempt to become a mom myself. I hope you enjoy!
Hi, my name is Cindy and I’m Rachel’s mother. I’ve decide to share my feelings with you about Rachel’s decision to become a single parent. As a mother of two children of my own, I know the joys and heart aches involved in raising children. Though I have a husband alongside me to share these experiences with, I can say that being a parent is a feeling that’s indescribable. One could talk about it with great feeling and emotion, but until you experience it for yourself you couldn’t have a clue. Yes there are ups and downs but that’s the thing we call life, and this is something I would love for Rachel to experience.
Rachel was in her mid-20s when she commented one day, “If I don’t find that someone when it’s time to think about children, I’m going to look into doing it on my own. I don’t need a man!” If you know Rachel you can hear the attitude that came with that statement. LOL! Upon hearing that I kind of just brushed it off thinking, “We don’t need to worry about that because that special someone is out there just waiting for you.” It’s every mother’s dream for her children to find that special someone to share their life with. No mother ever thinks her child is going to be the one to remain single. Which, by the way, I have come to realize is not a bad thing. Life is what you make it.
As the clock continues to tic along, Rachel now finds herself a single, middle aged woman, and she has revisited the option of becoming a single parent. When she brought up the subject again my initial feelings were, “Aww, poor thing. She is still alone!” Those feelings only lasted a nanosecond because at that point I realized that Rachel is a strong, independent woman. She lives on her own, has a steady career, and is financially stable. And let’s face it. She has always marched to the beat of her own drum! She always does the research any time she has a major decision to make, so why would this be any different? She is proving this to be the case as she starts this journey. Just as she has any other.
Will it be hard? Yes. Will she make mistakes? Absolutely, but it won’t be because she’s single. Every parent single or not has these issues. Baby raising and baby nurturing… it’s all the same. It’s just her means of getting there that’s different in this case. But I truly feel in my heart that she has the ability to be successful.
Rachel, you got this girl! Dad and I have raised you with the knowledge that family is top priority. We’ve always had a good support system no matter what the issue, and this will be no different. We support you 110% and are looking forward to embracing this wonderful adventure alongside you. I, for one, am looking forward to adding another grandchild to our family! You have two amazing men in your life (your Dad and Brother) that are ready to step up and become role models to your child. You also have a sister-n-law and two beautiful nieces that would love to have a new cousin.
Praying that you get to fulfill your dreams! Love you!
Thanks Mom! I love you too!
Coming Soon! The Ugliest, Most Uneducated, And Intolerant Reaction To My News So Far.
The Fertility Blessing
You know my deep desire for a child. A little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in Your holy image.
Guide me in all my choices so that this conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth are in line with Your will.
Heavenly Father and Holy Mother, hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.