This may seem odd to some women who had difficult pregnancies, but when I was pregnant, I felt the most beautiful and radiant in my entire life. I strutted my stuff and I knew I was a magnificent creature. I was carrying life!!!
In my opinion, I was doing the most important job of all jobs. I felt healthy and I had a radiant glow that everyone saw. Men I didn’t even know came up to me and asked if they could touch my belly. Some women would have been embarrassed, but not me. I knew I was irresistible and I was a beauty to behold! I was an older pregnant lady. My doctor thought that at 37 I was pushing being pregnant. He told me that I could expect morning sickness and I told him, “I don’t do that!” He just looked at me with disbelief, but I was right. He worried about me giving birth and wanted me to be hooked up to all kinds of intravenous contraptions. I assured him I would be fine and I was.
The most radiant I felt was when the nurse placed my darling baby girl in my arms. I thought I was going to burst with love. If you haven’t experienced it, there is no way I can describe the feeling to you. But know it is the most wonderful feeling on Earth!
The only other times that I have felt close to the same radiance is when I have watched my beautiful, intelligent and compassionate daughter triumph over her own milestones.