Imagine for a moment being awoken at seven in the morning to a phone call from the president, the dalai lama, or whomever your most valued and respected, influential VIP is in your life, calling to say they are in your driveway and they are moving in to live, nourish, grow and expand for the next nine months. Would your home, your current lifestyle and intimate environment be presentable? One you are ready to open up, show off, and support the most important person your mind can image? Look beyond the possible cobwebs in the corners of the room and take a mental inventory of your refrigerator and pantry, your mindset and attitude, and the overall energy of your life. Is it ready at any moment to support and nourish your most admired and respected mentor, guru, or super hero?
This is very much how I felt the morning of September 1st as I read the outcome of the pregnancy test I was holding. It had instantly turned positive and I was not as positive I was ready for this endeavor. While in my mind there was simply no other option then to venture down the rabbit hole of parenthood now verses a year or so from now when my mind told me I’d be ready to start a family, it took my ego a few minutes of temper tantrum due to the lack of control and forced surrender it was facing before my faith swelled up and took over the situation. In that moment I realized being a mom now does not mean I cannot continue to contribute to the lives of others the way I am called to do so. It simply means I can do both, and if God believes I am able to do it all and be a mom, too, then I will also believe that I can do it all and be a mom, too.
Knowing that a life now depends on how well I honor and take care of the gift my body is, the one thing I was relieved about, found new appreciation for, and had total peace of mind about being pregnant, is the environment this little tiny bundle of cells–quickly turning into a little tiny bundle of joy–will be surrounded by for the next several months. For the past four and a half years I have been living a nutritional cleansing lifestyle with Isagenix International, regularly releasing unwanted, harmful toxins I’m exposed to from our food and water supply, as well as our environment, while nutritionally replenishing my body with the highest quality nutrients available on the planet. I may not know what kind of mom I’m going to be, but I do know that I am starting my child off on the best nutrition possible, in a cleaner environment, more able and suitable for creating a life then it was years prior to me committing to a life of optimum health. I cannot think of a better gift to give my growing baby.
I am now well into my second trimester and not only did I conceive with ease, experience little to no undesirable early pregnancy symptoms, and have overall felt great from the beginning, I most importantly have the peace of mind of providing for my child right from the beginning. I’ve never been more grateful for my years of nutrition and I am more committed and inspired than ever to continue nourishing myself. The human body is amazing and fully equipped to handle anything life brings our way given it has received the nutrients, care and love it was designed to thrive on. I look forward to passing this serving lifestyle of nourishing the body, mind and spirit onto my child, and I am blessed and honored to share my journey with you. I welcome any words of support, encouragement and inspiration you have to share with me and my beautiful little family as we enjoy the adventure of growing along with you. Feel free to comment, message or text me (919.696.4878) anytime. Your support and belief in me is one of the most important nutrients I receive. Thank you for being you and allowing me to share!
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