“We were meant to go for the gender-revealing ultrasound days later, but it would never be needed.”
This too shall pass.
It's a well-worn quote. It takes me back to 2010 when I got married. I conceived two months later. 4 months in, I went into spontaneous labour. We were meant to go for the gender-revealing ultrasound days later, but it would never be needed. I had to find out in this painful way that it was a boy. It was the first time I had ever seen my husband cry.
I would go on to lose two more pregnancies, one of which on our first wedding anniversary.
This too shall pass, they say. It did.
It was 2014 when motherhood finally was granted to me through IVF. The nights are long, but the years short. More babies soon followed after, and I am now a mother to 4 kids aged 6 and below. As I watch my children play with each other I am filled with a realisation. Eventually, these children running around chasing each other will grow up to become their own persons running out there in the real world chasing their dreams.
So, I have decided to live in the now and enjoy all the facets of living with young children. Because this too shall pass.