I had a plan. It wasn’t an extravagant or complicated plan… but as they say, plans rarely turn out the way you expect them to. The road I traveled down was laced with loss, heartache, surprise, adventure and has resulted in real life miracles in the form of naked, screaming, little babies. And in retrospect, it was worth every ounce of pain to feel the happiness that comes from being a mama. Ask me, say, three years ago if I thought I’d ever feel that the crushing heartache might be “worth it” and I don’t think I could’ve possibly believed that… but miracles tend to work out that way. When you least expect them to.