ALL I EVER WANTED WAS TO BE CALLED MOM
A woman's epic journey and quest for redemption on the road to motherhood
by Steve & Vaso Petrou
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: March 16, 2016
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Paperback: 174 pages
Available from: Amazon
This is a true life story of a woman’s epic quest for survival on the road to motherhood. The story is told by both, hers and her husband’s experiences through those dramatic times. Where she was dreaming of creating life, she encountered death and battle for the survival of her very family. Where she wanted to be called mom, she faced scares and problems of immense proportions. It is a story of pain and despair but also of faith and hope. It celebrates women because they are the lionesses who are willing to jump through any hoops and face any dangers in order to create their family.
All I Ever Wanted was to be Called MOM
A Woman's Epic Quest for Salvation on the Road to Motherhood
by Steve & Vaso Petrou
There is nothing more heartbreaking than to want a child and be unable to have one as easily as those who are as fertile as rabbits. One couple has bared their deepest hopes, pains, trials and tribulations as they unsuccessfully attempt to conceive for years, all the while listening to the socially inept people around them asking the “big” question, “When will you have children?” From near death experiences, to miscarriages, Steve and Vaso Petrou have told of their journey so others in the same painfully devastating situation will know they are not alone. Mistakes will be made, hormones will create a Jeckyl and Hyde effect and neither person knows the best way to handle things, but the best way to deal is together, with love, make the mistakes but always support each other.
Have you or someone you know had to use scientific methods to conceive? Both the man and especially the woman face invasive, humiliating procedures, drugs, watching the clock, the calendar and all for the joy of having a child of their own. They will question their faith, why they are unable to fulfill a natural dream while others abuse the gifts they have been given.
Told through the alternating words of both Steve and Vaso Petrou, there is a depth and wealth of information, emotions and a sharing of their most private moments, their greatest confessions. Theirs is a tale of love and support for others in the same situation and gives details of the process that become almost nightmarish in their scope. Share this with someone you know who is where they were, invitro fertilization is a scientific gift, but not without consequences.
And please, heed their advice about questioning couples who have not conceived and remember, it really isn’t your business, anyway.
I received this copy from the authors in exchange for my honest review. I can tell you, having three grandchildren who wouldn’t be here without science, the Petrous words ring true, but even their well-chosen words cannot truly portray the emotional turmoil experienced.