Learning to Speak up

The first time I really caught a glimpse of what it meant to fight for something was sitting in the Pediatrician’s office with my newborn son. I entered with joy and feeling like I conquered the world birthing a 9 lb bowling ball.

I left feeling fearful, helpless and stripped of motherly confidence.

It was not a good feeling. And yet, for some reason I didn’t speak up.

There is something that happens inside of us when our backs are against the wall and we feel totally unequipped to stand up and say “not my kid!” When our son was just a few days old I felt the weight of what it meant to care for another human outside of my own selfish desires that, up until then, took precedence.

My mind was beginning to process all the life altering decisions that I had to make that first day in the Doctor’s office. Do we do this? Do we choose that? Can we say “no”?

AM I capable?

It was not until two years down the road after that first visit to our pediatrician (we since have fired him happily) that I learned to find my voice. All the sickness, the diagnosis, the therapy, the struggles and the victories come with a price to pay, but my son was worth every moment of ridicule I received.

A parents we often feel leaning on the expertise of others is what we are supposed to, its what we are trained to do or ingrained in us from early on. But what if we were to sit in stillness just a little bit longer and listen to our intuition. What would it say and how would it begin to write our families story just a little bit more power and grace?

By |2017-09-11T22:09:23-07:00September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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About the Author:

Jodie is often referred to by those who know her as a SuperWoman! She is the proud mother of 3 children, a partner in crime with her incredible husband and a globally successful entrepreneur. Through a very personal journey with her first-born child, she learned not only what it meant to be a mother, but a fierce protector. Her story is one that no parent would ever want to face. But, through her strength and determination, she has written a story in history’s pages that defied all odds as she knew them. Now she is determined to empower other mommas, women, and families to take charge of their life’s story by speaking up and fighting for their happily ever after.

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