Most of all, sharing this story reminded me that we are not on this journey alone. Sure we have ourselves, and we have our family and friends. But we also have something else. Something that bonds us to each other. There is a big, big world out there full of people who are ready to love and ready to share, ready to listen and ready to give.
The first thing I did when I learned I was pregnant was find myself a copy of "What To Expect When You're Expecting." According to the book's publisher, that makes me like 90 percent of pregnant women in the country. Soon I was a nervous wreck. According to my very informal polling, that makes me like a hefty percentage of readers of the book.