For some, the dream has been realized, and for others the journey is ongoing. Today we’re inspired by your dreams. We’re honored to share a sample of dreams from Million Moms Challenge Community members like you. Thank you for sharing your hearts with us.
“My dream job” (Joannah, Missouri)
For as long as I can remember, the only thing in life I knew I wanted to be was a mom. I remember the crazy looks I got in high school when I told everyone that my dream job was to be a stay at home mom. So, in November of 2008, my husband and I decided to pursue our dream of parenthood. After trying to get pregnant, a visit to a fertility specialist, a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, rounds of fertility treatments, and the heartbreaking experiences of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, I felt discouraged and asked, “Why me?”
When I finally had a positive pregnancy test and heard the heartbeat for the first time, I calmed, though the fear of losing yet another child remained. When my daughter was born she wasn’t breathing and was sent to the NICU. After many improvements, she was able to come home at five days old.
My journey to motherhood has been a roller coaster, but I would do it all again knowing my beautiful baby would be the result.
“My dream for my children” (Tawanna, Maryland)
My dream for my children is that they have equal access to resources that would help them grow mentally and physically strong. My four-year old son has autism, and as we have struggled with this disorder for the past several years, my daily wish for him and other children with autism is that the light switch will come on for doctors and researchers to connect the dots and find out the causing factors; that the government will pass legislation in special needs families’ favor so that no child be denied vital therapeutic care; that the veil that cloaks my sweet child be lifted and that he be cured. I understand that life’s tests are necessary but every test comes with an answer and solutions – this is what we families need.
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What are your dreams? What drives you? How do you envision the future for yourself, your family, your community, your planet? We’d love to hear what you’re doing to turn your dreams into reality. You can share the kind of future you want for the world right here. #futurewewant
Image courtesy: Whitney Johnson, Author, Dare Dream Do.