After a long and arduous wait I finally became a mother on July 2, 2021. I adopted a little two year old girl from India after a three year process. I am so in love and holding my baby daily makes me more so in each moment. While I dared to fly and go for my dreams it was a hard wait and a painful process. I was so close to getting my child in April, but Covid in India delayed my trip for 3 months. But in the end the soulfulness gained during that time was worth it because I had to dig deep but mainly let go and truly have faith that I was where I needed to be.
It all worked out in the end. My daughter is the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It has drawn me closer to my parents, brother, and niece/nephews, but mainly it has given me a purpose so much bigger than just myself (e.g. - more than just the fulfilling work that I do). I have always wanted to be a mother and to make it finally come true at a later stage in life is physically tiring, but emotionally I was so much more prepared to be a mother than I could have ever have been before. Thank goodness for following through on my heart's desires. It has been so emotionally fulfilling to finally have a soul to nurture day and night and truly fall in love so fully. I am filled up and there is so much more to be experienced together.
These first seven weeks have been a tiring time in my body, but my soul is so alive with joy!
Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.