I’m BJ’s mom.

Oh, I have an identity… I’m not one of those mothers who live solely through my child. I’m also a wife…I have hobbies, I sing, I dance, I run… I write (of course).

But I can’t deny. Becoming a mother was the sole event in my entire life that crashed down upon me; there was no preparing for it… And NOTHING could have prepared me for the feelings of sadness, helplessness, and grief when my baby boy came FOUR months early.

Did I plan my pregnancy? No. Was I entirely sure I was happy about the impending change in my life? No. I had a lot of mixed emotions during that time.

However, the second he was born, I knew I wanted to be his mother more than anything I had ever wanted in my life. I was ready to fight for that title. I’d do anything humanly (and spiritually) possible to ensure that I remained a mother.


Pronounced moth·er


1. a female parent.

2. a term of address for a female parent or a woman having or regarded as having the status, function, or authority of a female parent.

3. to care for or protect like a mother; act maternally toward.


1. tend, nurse, mind, raise.

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