3rd Year Open Letter To Nia – My Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Miracle! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Nia Turns 3! Wow! 3 years ago we had planned for your birthday and death day to be the same, #ButGod had a different plan – and so grateful He did! Happy 3rd Birthday Doll Baby!

Nia as I lie in bed writing this letter with you by my side – September 27th – the emotions are raw – and all I can think about is Mommy and Daddy had prepped for your memorial service in advance – but God! Hearing you breathe next to me is music to my ears.

Even when you are fussy, irritable, and ever so stubborn my heart is always full! Although I canโ€™t always figure out exactly why you are upset at times- the thought of your fussiness just brings amazing tears to my eyes!

Why? Because as I reflect on how far youโ€™ve come and how you are thriving, the only word that sums your journey up is Wonder! You continue defying the odds – and shattering โ€œthe death sentenceโ€ put on your life before you were born!!

Every year as September 27, 2017 comes around, I replay your birth story in my mind everso vividly – and I remember the loud cry that filled the operating room on this day at 926am – like a sweet melody – the cry wasnโ€™t expected and at that moment i was too shock to fully cry – but the entire room of professionals cried with and for us as they too understood the magnitude of what had just happened – A real miracle!! Your cry demanded bold attention then and your energy continues to radiate and command presence in other peopleโ€™s heart everyday!

The Miracle and Testimony! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Although you were born 2 weeks early – it was Godโ€™s perfect timing! Your gift of life has transformed me in ways I never imagined! I am living a Wonder-FULL life, Unapologetically! Your journey has created a platform fo me to advocate for other moms and babies, womenโ€™s health, clean beauty and so much more!!

Because of you, my voice is elevated in a way I couldnโ€™t have even imagined in my wildest dreams! Your life gave me the confidence to bet on myself to take a career JUMP in the midst of COVID – and go big in BIG Tech AND start my own CLEAN Beauty business and lead the charge in demanding safer health and beauty products – Wow!!!

Nia the world is so much better because of your life – and I pray that your tenancious spirit continues to allow you to move confidently in this world – and know your size does not determine your destiny!

Honestly I think you know this already even at the age of 3 and this is more for mommy – as I worry about the day you will come home crying to me that someone teased you for your size or tries to make you feel less than because of your height – your sureness reminds me โ€œI Am Perfect!โ€

I have gotten better at this worry and think a lot less about it and truly just watch you take on the world with determination and drive! You are sooo darn sure of yourself and have faith that you can literally do anything!!! Your will to do hard things are Godโ€™s sweet way of showing me – mama I got this!! โ€œI am fearfully and wonderfully made…โ€ You are my real life beautiful doll baby!

This attitude will allow you to overcome anything and I will be right here to cheer you on!!

God knew the joy you would give to mommy – and although I had to dance in the rain and the real pain of prepping for your death three years ago – I am so thankful that God saw fit for me to experience His Wondrous Works in a way I hadnโ€™t yet seen until that day! Literally the sun was shining on me – okay the operating room lights were but letโ€™s pretend ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช Your life gave me new life and although this journey hasnโ€™t been easy it has been worth it!

To watch you shed tons of medical equipment has been incredible.

You are the bravest earthly angel I know – surviving life in the NICU 118 days, coding twice in one day during those times my God, open heart surgery, numerous hospitals and doctors visits, medical road trips, the poking and prodding. Yet you are soooo darn resilient and force the entire household to serve as your guinea pigs – I mean patients!

I love how your imagination transforms so quickly from a physician, to a chef, to a superstar – aka lil Beyoncรฉ!

I am so thankful that You Shook My World and Honestly Turned it upside down! I am sooo much better for it as a woman, wife, mom, sister, and friend!

Keep serving me some of lifeโ€™s greatest lessons and being limitless!!! You are are truly my SHEro and Earthly Angel!!

Mommy and Dad Love You Forever and Ever!

ELS (and daddy too – AAS)

A&E ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Princess Nia ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Author: Nia's Journey

Mother of a Miracle Warrior Baby Girl! Her name is Nia Alexandria! Nia's Journey has given me a completely different perspective on life! I pray her journey blesses others along the way- follow me @nias_journey (Instagram) and www.niasjourney.com

One thought on “3rd Year Open Letter To Nia – My Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Miracle! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ”

  1. Erica, I am soooo happy for you and your family. You all are an inspiration that God can do anything and all things. I was so happy that you decided to go and live the life you always wanted to live. Stay in touch and keep pushing.

    The Dozier Family

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