December 13, 2007

So, I’ve been thinking A LOT. Isn’t it fascinating that our first child is going to be a girl?! It’s like everything is coming full circle. The first daughter that was not supposed to have life is going to give life to her first daughter. This is no coincidence in my book. Of course, despite how thrilled I am about having a daughter, I feel scared and worried about her future, about the world we live in. I am more fierce now in my commitment to share my story with others and improve the world that we life in. Besides life itself, the greatest gift that I can give my unborn daughter is a world in which women do not have to choose between their lives as they know them and being a mother.

I have started her baby book, and I am proudly including in her book the press from the various speeches that I have been giving while pregnant with her. I can only hope that one day these will mean as much to her as they do to me.