Today ONE YEAR ago something truly wonderful happened: my now bestselling book The Joy of Later Motherhood launched in bookstores all around the U.S.!
After years of hard work and a life long dream to write books, my "book baby" was born. This remarkable event (well, for me anyways) came at a time that was rather difficult as just one month prior to the launch I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not just once, but twice. The timing of the diagnosis really sucked.... besides the fact that bad news about cancer suck as well.
However, on this book-launch day, I was just happy as a clam and shot this video below at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore. It was hilarious to have the young men there help me find the book in the store. I just watched the whole thing again and smiled and felt truly grateful.
I am posting today to share my joy and make two points:
- Please remember, that even in the midst of one of the darkest periods in your life wonderful things can and do happen. Indulge in those moments and let the endorphins flow freely! Cancer/illness journeys (or infertility, miscarriage losses, traumata etc.) are intense and require lots of time and attention for a considerable amount of time to heal. Months if not years, potentially - and YET, this too shall pass. No dark times linger forever. The sun WILL break through eventually.
- Secondly, The Joy of Later Motherhood went on to literally change lives around the world (without me doing much marketing because I was occupied with my health). By now I've received dozens of emails from new mothers whose babies were conceived after they read this book. I mean, seriously, BABIES ARE BORN now because the stories and advice in The Joy of Later Motherhood helped their moms on their journey to motherhood..... How cool is THAT!
So if you know of a woman over 35 or 40 who wishes to become a mother but may find herself in a bit of a dark place for a variety of reasons, gift her this book. It may be just the ray of sunshine she needs right now!
And because you are a treasured member of this community, I have a Mother's Day gift for you: if you would like my personal guidance on your journey towards motherhood and you sign-up for a package of 3 coaching session between now and Mother's Day (May 12th, 2019) I'll gift you a fourth session for free!
Read more on my mentoring/coaching right here. Don't forget, you need to sign up by May 12th to get the complementary fourth session!
“Pregnancy after 40 can be a joyful and healthy experience, despite what so many women are led to believe. Bettina Gordon-Wayne lays out the territory to later motherhood with wisdom and knowledge.”
~ Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN, and author of New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses Never Age:, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom; and The Wisdom of Menopause
With love and gratitude,
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