About Gabi's Mom
I was born on a small holding in the middle 80's (because what woman wants to give away her age). You know, the time with no technology keeping children from being children, the time when family was a much more respected thing and prepared and packaged meals were unthinkable with mom’s homemade cooking filling the house with the most amazing smells.
My early childhood was filled with baking chocolate caramel cake, creating our own concerts in the music room, playing with my two brothers down at the small river (mom not knowing that we are there) and a good hiding never far away.
With a family as BIG as mine weekends, birthdays and special events were more than great experiences. Cousins running around playing till after dark while my father plays the guitar till his fingers bled is something I still remember as though it was yesterday.
Those were the days. Well, it’s those moments and those people that shaped me into what I am today – HAPPY! Life was not always easy, but I was raised with two things – love and laughter, the two most important ingredients to a happy being. My father taught me that no matter how ruff things get or how dark the room may feel, like there is no tomorrow, you should always keep your head up, don’t let that smile go unseen, because your smile brightens up the darkest of rooms and makes everyone around you feel better.
I have this passion for living, to be happy, to make others feel special. I love treating people close to heart and most of all being not just the best example for Gabi but be an awesome mom, that she may have the same feelings that I have when she looks back on her childhood one day. To feel that happiness and love in her life and to one day look out the window and be amazed by the mountains and everything Mother Nature has to offer.
Like I said earlier, life was not always easy, as much happiness there was also a degree of darkness, fear, tears and unhappiness. One moment that stands out was my struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome.
After undergoing a ovarian cystectomy and on top of that a Cone biopsy I was told that my chance to have children of my own is basically zero. 20 years old at the time and still so young, I took the news like any women will, not well. I love children so much and the thought that I will never have any of my own made me feel heartbroken, useless and empty.
And then the little miracle happened. After seeing some people, at my brother’s request, I set out to start getting healthy and balance my hormones. And at the age of 27 it happened, my own little piece of life started growing inside me... wow, I still get Goosebumps, a smile on my face and my heart filled with love every time I think about it.
I wanted to share my story, my life as a mother, sharing bullet proof advice to other new mothers because I know that they need as much information and support as possible, the same way I did. Most of all, I wanted to do something special for Gabi to look back on one day, capturing our life together and giving her a Glimpse of how much I really do love her.