By Brandy Black
Nine years ago, Sophia, my eldest daughter, came into this world and suddenly I was a mother. The journey to motherhood wasn’t an easy one. It came with 3 years of unexplained fertility, stress, tears, and anger, until suddenly my journey changed, and I was pregnant. I fought to be this little girl’s mother, and I’m glad I did.
For Sophia’s 9th birthday, we showered my beautiful girl in gifts, but mostly books, her favorite. She planned her entire birthday party. Three friends joined her, our twins, and Susan and I, on a day filled with cake-making, bike party at the park, a picnic, Korean BBQ dinner, and a super fun sleepover.
As most parents might know — it was exhausting managing six kids. But when you see your daughter smiling and laughing throughout the day, you remember it’s so worth it. Everything was worth it. The unexplained fertility was worth it. The stress was worth it. The battle for my family was worth it. Sophia was so worth it.
Happy 9th birthday, Sophia.
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