Here is a picture of my daughter the day she was born, lying on my son’s laps. Exactly 2 years and 5 months earlier, I was screaming:“ I CAN’T DO IT!!!!!”crying, trying to give birth to my son in a hospital room in South London. He was my first baby, I had been in labour for about 12 hours and I was physically, mentally and emotionally drained. I had been having contractions for 12 hours, with an increasing pain and duration of contractions. I had been pushing for 30 minutes! I was at my wit’s end. I remember vividly screaming, in tears, in the labour room: “I CAN’T DO IT” and really thinking that I could not do it, something was wrong with me, I was not able to get that baby out of me. I had “hit the wall”. I genuinely meant it! I genuinely thought “that’s it! I can not do this thing! I have been trying for 12 hours an it is not happening! I’m done”. And guess what? A few minutes after I said “I can’t do it”, my son was born. I could not believe it. Minutes ago, I had lost all hope and I was convinced that I was stuck forever and I was desperate, and minutes later, the most beautiful thing in may life happened. And guess what? The same thing happened with my daughter. Although I had a very different birth story with her, I also had a very long labour and I screamed to the hospital staff “Give me some drugs! I can’t do it! Give me all the drugs now!” just a few minutes before she was born…. How was that possible? Well, the answer is I don’t know! I don’t know how the most beautiful thing in life happened to me at a moment when I thought that I was a lost cause and that nothing could help me at that point in my life. .
The lesson here for me is that when you are at your lowest point, when you have lost all hope and you think that all is lost, this is when the magic happens. I don’t know why, I don’t know how but I know this: when you think that all is lost and when you think you can no longer do something, this is exactly the moment the the most beautiful thing in your life will happen to you. Have faith. .
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