It’s hard to believe four years ago I had given birth to my second child at age 38. My first born son arrived five weeks early back in 2009; my daughter in 2012 arrived six weeks early.
Not many people know, but I was fighting for my life and my premature daughter’s life in the delivery room. I had to undergo emergency cesarean surgery because the baby’s heartbeat stopped. My small frame body couldn’t handle the surgical medications, and I struggled to recover. I’m sorry, it sounds like a horrific Monday morning story, but it gets better, promise! I rarely share my private life openly. However, since this blog site started, more of you have been able to relate to some of the stories. I hope by sharing some of my real and private challenges, you can be encouraged to try to overcome your struggles, too.
I’ve been asked many times what my greatest accomplishment is so far, and every time my answer is: being a mother. I am grateful for each day that I have, because it’s an extra day I am able to be a mommy, a provider, a guide, a backbone for my children.
Please meet Josslyn, aka Jossie. The two S’s in her name could very well stand for “sweet” & “star.” She loves to be loved, and would love you right back with a smile, kiss, hug, or touch of her hand on yours. She’s also my bright cosmic light that is full of imagination, curiosity and can easily grasp new lessons. With my hectic schedule and school starting, it’s been difficult to have one-on-one time with Jossie. Unlike her brother who didn’t start school until age 5, she started Montessori at age 2, and is currently in Pre-school. So when she asked me to sit with her and her favorite Kitties for their weekly tea party, I wanted it to make it extra memorable by capturing it at the venue where I will be hosting Shop In Wonderland’s one year celebration! Shop In Wonderland, located in the heart of Houston’s Chinatown, will host it’s first end-of-year tea party, with this year’s theme, “The Grand Opera” at Royal Oaks Country Club on December 11, 2016.
For details and tickets, please go here.
My miraculous “sweet star” is turning four years old later this month, and I am ever grateful and proud. If you have a little one of your own or hope to one day, my encouragement is to stay strong through all the storms. Life and giving life, is a gift. Treasure it, and make it count.
Deneice’s outfit: Angelic Pretty