The days and weeks and months that followed are a blur. And my postpartum experience is for another blog at another time. But that day was the day life for me changed forever. It wasn’t becoming a mother. It was Declan. I believe that he was meant to me mine. That he was designed to teach me about this life. To challenge me to be better. To help me break family cycles before me. To help me learn to love with every fiber of my being. He made me a mom first. He prepared me for Everett.