By Danita Ogandaga
Contractions come minutes apart, I informed my partner. I begin to breathe out of control and eventually have to regulate my breath to keep from hyperventilating. After nine months of anticipation, in just a few moments, you would be here to hold, to feed, to raise, to love. I’m amazed that you would be here, bundled in peace with a loud cry that would shake the quietest room – my baby, the apple of my eye who would make everything in my environment alright. You made me feel so natural when you came like you were always meant to be here. All of a sudden, the struggle to believe, conceive, and deliver you went away in the moment of a twinkle; with no wrinkle, I settled in to the beauty of being a mommy.
It takes creative strategies to care for something that you’ve never possessed. Like a person being told that they would be given millions would have to steadily make preparations to receive such an awesome amount of money. Walt Disney was right when he said, “You can dream, design, create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality.” Today, I look around in awe and am so thankful for those members of my village who have and will contribute to your growth, development, and the acceptance as you walk into your magnificent calling. Being pregnant with purpose is more than a notion. It is a God-ordained assignment that requires patience and grand vision to conceive. Once the vision is received on the inside of you, the manifestation of your belief is breathtaking!
B.L.O.G. Magazine Contributing Writer
Danita is a social work professional and owner of Productive Public, a professional organizing firm assisting with small-mid level companies with public information management and grant writing. She is the producer of Orphan No More, an international podcast ministry teaching people how to break free from the Orphan Spirit and heal from the traumatic events in their lives utilizing narrative and expressive therapy. Her blog, $0.79 Therapy on danitaogandaga.com features her research and venue creation as a trauma/thanatology doctoral student. Connect with Danita on Facebook, Twitter and via www.danitaogandaga.com