Chances are, most of you spent some time yesterday celebrating motherhood. Flowers, sentimental greeting cards, big hugs, “I love you” phone calls . . . maybe even some Belgian waffles in bed. Of course, for women who yearn to be called “mama” but still have empty arms Mother’s Day can be a sad holiday. Today’s author, Sharon Simons, knows that feeling and wrote a book to celebrate all the world’s mothers, even those who don’t yet have their baby.
Mom at Last: Why I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother traces the heartbreaking trail that Sharon followed as she tried to create a family. Mom at Last is the story of one woman’s journey to parenthood. Sharon’s journey is a long one that included many obstacles: vasectomies, IVF, miscarriages and the labyrinth that is adoption. It ends with a triumphant family found in Russia and now thriving in Delaware. This book is an inspirational tale for those struggling to create their families and a rousing reminder of the preciousness of family to those already busy raising children.
Paperback: 250 pages (also available in e-format)
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (March 2013 e-copy; August 1, 2013 print)
Twitter hashtag: #MomAtLast
Mom at Last is available as a print and e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as independent book sellers.
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About the Author
Born in New Jersey and living in Delaware, Sharon is married to her soul mate Rick and dreamed of becoming a mother. Sharon struggled to become a Mom, dealing with the uncertain world of infertility including three In Vitro Fertilizations, Tubal Pregnancy, and the Loss of a Pregnancy with twin boys at 19 weeks. That loss only made her more determined to become a Mom. Thankfully that dream became a reality due to International Adoption and she is the proud mom of two sons, Dylan and Hunter.
Sharon is inspired to share her experiences, to offer insight, and inspire other women find their strength to achieve their goal of becoming mothers. Her passion involves using her journey to motherhood to educate and help women become a “Mom at Last.” Her main message is to let women everywhere know that when you finally hold your child in your arms, no matter how that child became your child, you will understand and appreciate your journey to motherhood.