Always felt a higher purpose
My whole life I have always felt a calling to do something more, something to serve others. I feel I have been so blessed and a special connection with God who has answered so many of my prayers that I desire to help others.
Let me take you back it was a beautiful May Day, my mom had endure a 48 hour labor and had to have me via emergency c-section, after my birth I would not eat anything, fortunately a nurse ordered an x-ray and it showed my esophagus was not attached to my stomach. At 6 hours old I was air-vacced to another hospital and had an esophageal atresia. In many parts of the world I would have died. I feel so blessed and that there is a reason God kept me here.
I have been blessed to be a mom to three wonderful children with a handsome husband but it is not always roses. During my second pregnancy at 17 weeks started bleeding. We rushed to the hospital, the pain I felt while at the hospital when the person at the counter said "I am sorry but there is nothing we can do about your fetus" was dreadful. The tears just started rolling down my face, I remember thinking "my fetus? this is my baby!" I felt my heart rip out of my chest. The doctors informed me I had placental abruption which means my placenta started to detach from my uterus. I remember thinking if my beautiful baby does not make it, it is my fault because my body could not hold this beautiful baby. We prayed every day, and I believed in my heart that my baby would make it to full term. With each passing week I felt more and more confident and at 39 weeks I delivered a beautiful healthy little girl. A true miracle. At this point I was still focused on my world and the impact I could make on my family.
Then while pregnant with my third child at 18 weeks we were informed my baby had cysts on the brain and kidney issues, we instantly become a high risk pregnancy. Then we were informed there was a possibility of Trisomy 18 and had the conversations about the possibility of my beautiful baby dying. The pain in my heart was unbearable, how was I going to tell my two daughters, the girls who were so excited to be big sisters that our baby may not make it. We decided not to tell them. I remember sitting in the doctors office at another appointment and being told "you are healthy, you are a mom to two beautiful children, have you thought about all of your options." It was as though I had already rehearsed my answer because they came so quickly and clear... "If I hold my baby for 5 minutes or for the rest of my life, I will hold this baby". We prayed and prayed, we asked others for prayers. Then we were told there was only a 5% chance of Trisomy 18 but there would still be kidney issues, we continued to pray and think optimistically. Then one day after I was due, I went into labor and gave birth to a beautiful, healthy, baby boy! There was nothing wrong, yet again another miracle. I felt so blessed, so fortunate. I knew I needed to serve others, to take all of the optimism, all of the blessings I have been blessed with and share them.
It started my journey on using what I had learned, the classes, the research, the books, all that I had done to better myself, to think positively, to truly believe, to feel fulfilled, to live a life I love and share it with the world. I did deep soul searching and found my mission in life is to help others be the best version of themselves. I of course wanted to save the world and help everyone, which I do, but I knew I needed to be more specific. So again I went within, and found the answer to be I want to serve working mothers. These women who take on so much, who are the provider, the mother, the care-taker, the wife, the employee, the friend, the sibling, the daughter, the list goes on and on. There is so much pressure on the modern day working mom, it can be hard to find time for yourself to do the things you love because you have so much going on or you feel guilty.
I am here to support you. I am here to guide you to help you find the answers within, to help you feel fulfilled, and to live a life you love!