Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Some things in life aren’t meant to be understood. When something terrible happens, this is often the only answer. There is no explanation that can make it okay and nothing that can be said to understand why it had to happen. Life isn’t fair.

I understand so well that life is unfair but knowing the things I should have makes me so grateful for the things I do have. 

“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that some things cannot be.” 

When I developed my disease I never thought I would get married or have children, but when I got married the idea of children became a little less impossible. I knew that pregnancy had been very hard on my mother, but I didn’t remember why. Hyperemesis is a severe form of morning sickness given to me through my mother’s genes (I love my parents so very much but my genes are extremely unlucky). My mother never wanted me to get pregnant, not then she didn’t want a grandchild but being a nurse, she knew how hard it would be on my body, and in the early months of 2015, I understood why she was so worried. 

People with my disease are able to have children but combined with the hyperemesis the pregnancy threatened my life. It was a hard 22 weeks, but I never gave up and even though we lost our daughter I can be proud of how hard I tried to give her life, that made me a mother.  

Happy Mother’s Day!! 

Iris Gardens

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