The day I was born a mother was 5 1/2 years ago. It feels like only yesterday I just became a mom and it’s really hard to imagine my life before than. My water broke 6 days before my delivery date and we immediately headed to the hospital anxiously awaiting our son. Ryder Jason Nevis was born August 20th 2008 at 10:15pm. I can vividly remember holding him for the first time, the way he looked and how little he was.
Our world, our lives, were changed instantly. Everything I thought I knew about motherhood was a distant memory and I don’t think I officially understood what is was all about until the day I was actually holding my first child. The feeling a mom has after birthing this little being and the responsibility you immediately take on caring and nurturing is just an incredible thing.
Cannot believe that I am now a mom of three children. My life has completely changed and I’m so beyond grateful I was able to be born a mom three times. With each day I am in constant amazement how lucky and grateful I am to have these three little blessings in my life. The month of May and Mother’s Day is a key moment for Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burn’s maternal health organization. Next week on April 28th, they are launching a campaign called “Every 2 Minutes”.
As we celebrate the fact that with each and every child’s birth, a mother is also born, we also keep in mind that this Mother’s Day, like every other day of the year, 800 women will lose their lives during what should be a joyous and empowering experience—becoming a mother. That’s one woman every 2 minutes. But it doesn’t have to be that way, 90% of these deaths are preventable. And who better to help make that change than mothers themselves.
Take 2 minutes to Take 2 actions that will help raise awareness and resources that will support mothers and mothers-2-be globally.
Visit Every Mother Counts for ways you can make a difference by taking action, donating, running, volunteering, or becoming an advocate.