miracle baby #the52project

_MG_1986“a picture of my child, once a week, every week in 2014” 8/52

Happy birthday sweet girl!

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.”

– 1 Samuel 1:27

We all go through our personal struggles, and I could not pick a better day or way to share with you my uphill climb as it relates to conceiving or pregnancy as a whole.

I battled with the idea of sharing this for a very long time, because I like to deal with certain things privately.

But I’ve also realized that …

sometimes the difficulties we go through as women are not meant to be kept to ourselves, but rather to encourage someone else who may be going through the same struggles.

I was approached last year by Kimberly from Kimberly Luxe to join a wonderful sisterhood where women share some of their most personal stories.

It is there that I chose to open up about mine.

I used to think that conceiving was as simple as :

Man meets woman, they fall in love and start a family.

But it doesn’t always work out that way.

I shared my story with hopes that it will encourage someone and you may read (part one) here and (part two) here.

To Kimberly, thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful sisterhood. I wholeheartedly believe that FAWF was divinely assembled to help strengthen women.

To the ladies of fromawildflower.com keep telling your stories you ladies are the epitome of bravery.

To my wonderful friends that prayed and encouraged me, much love.

And to God… if I had ten thousand tongues. I could not even begin to say thank you for the gift that is Neriah.

To my sweet daughter… I love you to the moon and back.

Until next time ;)

p.s. make sure to read the other stories on FAWF while you’re there!

photo credit : Samantha Hylla