Motherhood doesn’t always happen in the way you’d imagine. An important life lesson I’ve learned from my own unexpected experience.
At the beginning it all seemed so simple, natural and uncomplicated. If I was certain about anything in my life, it was that I wanted to be a mum. I still remember my excitement as Matt and I decided to actually start trying for a baby, something I’d dreamed about right from playing with my dolls as a little girl. In many ways it felt like our baby was ‘conceived’ in that very moment, with the conception of all of our hopes, dreams and expectations for our future, not even thinking that it might not work out in the way that we’d planned.