I decided to write a post about Self Love Club Volume 2 before I actually fully finished it. I did this for multiple reasons. One is that this book is a collaboration of stories written by different women, focusing on their journey to self-love. Books like this, in my opinion, do not need to be read in one sitting. I plan on picking up the book and reading different chapters from time to time. Secondly, a very good friend of mine wrote one of the chapters of this book. I truly feel her story needs to be heard, especially by other moms who have similar experiences. She wrote her chapter on the unexpected struggles she faced during her first journey to motherhood.
Early on in her pregnancy, she learned that her baby was going to have some heart complications and most likely would need a heart surgery once it was born. This was obviously devastating news for her and she describes what she feels when hearing this news, her fear throughout her pregnancy and then her time at the NICU with her new baby girl. I should also mention, her beautiful daughter goes home eventually but the whole process was not at all what Lisa had always envisioned for her first pregnancy. It is an incredible story of courage and resilience and I think it is important that women who encounter similar situations have stories like this to bring them comfort.
I hope you take the time to read this book!