mother daughter bond

‘Why the heck not?’ I had this crazy intense urge to be pregnant, but I didn’t want another kid. ‘Omg, I could help another family have a child!’: Mom of 2 shares journey to surrogacy

“The idea bounced around in the back of my mind, on again off again, not really sure if it was even there. But it was; the idea stuck, and it didn’t leave. I realized I had a gift, this ability to provide a safe and perfect place for those tiny little cells to grow into a living, breathing baby. I knew in my heart I wanted to share it.”

‘Hours after we unloaded her into her new, tiny dorm, I grabbed my keys. ‘I’m coming back to get you,’ I announced, tears flowing on both ends.’: Mom urges parents dropping off kids at college to ‘watch them fly’

“A flood of emotion came over as I thought of my baby, the one who made me a mom, alone in a strange place, in a strange room, with strange people.  ‘No,’ she said as she cleared her throat. ‘You cannot come pick me up. If you do, I’ll never find the courage to do this.'”

‘I don’t remember the last time I held you. There was no parade, no photo to commemorate it. Just one day I held you, and it was the last time.’: Mom urges ‘soak each moment in’

“Tonight, you asked to lay on top of my stomach like when you were a baby. I of course said yes. But we fumbled around for too long, both trying to get comfortable, until we realized it just wasn’t going to happen. One day I held you, and it seemed there was no end in sight for this pure bliss. Then, one day, it was the last time.”

Mom learns parenting lesson while on a morning run with her daughter

‘As my daughter and I ran along a back country road, we passed a man. ‘She’s setting the pace for you.’ Right there, something clicked.’: Emotional moment reminds mom to let go

“I’ll follow behind any day, as the sun peeks through the trees. I’ll keep my steady pace and watch her soar further and further ahead, allowing her the space to breathe. And as her body takes flight, I will confidently know, it’s only a a matter of time before she is next to me again.”

Sweet Child, May We Forever Be Each Other’s Constant

“‘Mama, can you rest with me?’ She points to her chest and has me lay my head down. Oh, the sweet sound of her breath. Her soft hands gently stroking my hair as we lay in silence. Her hands comforting and soothing this restless heart of mine. One night, the air will be silent, only filled with a hug and a kiss goodnight.”

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