The months that followed were filled with dire predictions concerning Harper's existence, much less the medical problems she would face if she arrived. We were all on pins and needles throughout Brooke's pregnancy, as well as the first three months of Harper's life, as she was in the NICU for those long scary days.
Harper has proven to be a miracle in so many ways. She is now almost four and is a healthy, precious, amazing little girl. She is a gift from God.
I continue to be overwhelmed at the nurturing, love and incredible guidance that Brooke has shown not only to Harper, but 18 months later to Harris, now over two years old and a bundle of adorable energy.
I share it with you now, in tribute to all mothers.
Happy Mother's Day to each of you.