1. I gave birth for the first time.
2. I was scared out of my mind at what the future would hold.
3. I held her tiny hand.
4. I was scared to name her.
5. I felt empty.
6. I was grateful.
7. I hurt deeply.
8. I had hope.
9. I prayed like I never had before.
Nine years ago today our first daughter was born into this world much too early at twenty five weeks. She was gorgeous and so tiny at just one pound and six grams. She had brown hair like mine.
Nine years ago today I became a mother.