Dear Universe:

In the last three years, you have taught me many things.

I thought I was a broken woman.  Then I learned I was a strong woman.

I thought I was worthless.  Then you showed me I am priceless.

I was told I was the worst mom ever.  Then you showed me that all THE WORST moms are the ones doing their job.

I found out that an entire life could shatter in one day.  Then I learned an exploding life, it doesn’t kill you.

And furthermore, THAT LIFE, that new fragile little life, it would be full of wonder and love and friendships and family and dreams you thought you’d given up on forever.

So, Universe, I appreciate the lessons, but if we could slow them down a little, just for a while…I’d be extremely grateful.

Thanks for considering!