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Over the weekend, I got into a car accident. I was driving and was sideswiped by another driver, damaging the driver’s front tire and most of my bumper. It was literally one of the scariest moments of my life.
Getting into accidents at any time is super scary, but to get into one while you’re pregnant AND driving?! That elevates it to a WHOLE OTHER level!! But in the moments following the impact, that’s when it happened: I didn’t care about the car, myself, the other driver or even my mom who was riding with me. All I wanted to know was if my baby ok. Literally nothing else mattered. I was talking to a girlfriend of mine, who is also a first time mom, about it later and she said to me:
“Yep. That’s what happens. We’re officially moms ❤️”
And you know what? She is SO right.
When you’re a mom, your whole world changes. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but somewhere during this pregnancy journey, this baby became my world. Maybe it was when I found out it was a boy. Maybe it was when I felt him kick for the first time. All I know is that I have more of a pep in my step and feel motivated like never before to not fail. As my mom instincts begin to kick in more and more, I realize it’s no longer just about me, what I need or what I want. As a wife, I’ve learned this lesson, but with this child?? Literally EVERYTHING I do is for him. He is considered in every decision I make for our home and my business. He’s been teaching me throughout this pregnancy to slow down, listen to my body and focus on the things that matter and this accident definitely made this message even more loud and clear. I feel like I now get what other moms I talk to mean when they say “there is no love like a mother’s love.” Our son isn’t even here yet and all I want is to keep him safe and guard him from the dangers of the world. I pray for him daily. So naturally, before getting out of the car, I just rubbed my belly and prayed to God that everything was ok with him.
After a trip to the hospital, I’m happy to report that baby and I are doing just fine. Even as I’m sitting here writing this blog after 1am, he is kicking up a storm!! 🙂 Getting to the hospital and hearing his sweet, strong heartbeat gave me so much peace. Since being pregnant, I’ve felt so empowered and incredibly beautiful and after the crazy long weekend we had, just knowing that he is ok and healthy makes me feel like one proud mama.
As for the car, I don’t know what is going to happen to it and frankly, I don’t care. If it can be fixed, great. If it can’t…oh well. A car is just a car. It can be replaced. Other material things of this world?? Really don’t matter. What matters is our loved ones, the memories we make with them and the lives we touch.
So hug your loved ones extra tight today or if you’re a soon-to-be-mom like me, rub that belly of yours, say a prayer and tell your little one just how much you love them.
I know I will do all of that and so much more. 🙂