I went from being told I would not have a child, to facing a miscarriage, to being a mother of a rainbow miracle. I almost lost my son in the womb at 20 weeks, but God gave my son grace to fight to live. My son, Jaleel, was born at 36 weeks and 5 days weighing 5lbs and 11 ounces. My first-time motherhood journey would be spent in the NICU for 157 days. I watched my son overcome 11 surgeries to be alive today. My son’s road to life is special. Jaleel has End-Stage-Renal Disease Stage 5, and desperately needs a new kidney to increase his life span. If you would like to know more about becoming a living kidney donor for Jaleel please DM me. At the age of 2, Jaleel requires nightly peritoneal dialysis, several medications, a weekly shot, and a feeding tube (gtube) to continue to live and grow at home. This is why I call myself a “Medical Mom of NICU”. My son’s life journey is a colorful one that I cherish everyday, not just on Mother’s Day.
To all the angel mothers out there, I pray God will continue to comfort your broken hearts. I pray you will be open to support groups like Sisters in Loss Community hosted by Erica M. McAfee to know you are not alone. To the courageous women who struggle with infertility issues and recurring miscarriage I pray you will receive your rainbow baby soon. I want to say a special Happy Mother’s Day to all the Angels Moms! P.S. For those who like to ask these questions- When are you having a baby? When will you have another baby? Please STOP. You don’t know that couple’s situation. This couple may have been trying to have a baby or another baby for months or years and unfortunately suffered child loss or losses. These are very sensitive questions that can trigger so many emotions of grief.