Her unplanned cesarean left Mager feeling like a failure. She felt so down, in fact, that it affected her relationship with her husband and how she bonded with her child. But thanks to her family’s support and her trust in God, she slowly began to heal.
Given what she’d been through, Mager decided to post about her experiences as a new mom on her blog. Addressing her daughter in one doting post, she wrote, “Thank you for showing me that I am enough for you. That mommy and daddy are enough, and that, together in this moment, our family of three is made complete with you.”
For many new parents, among the first hurdles to overcome is leaving their child for the first time. One of Mager’s first post-pregnancy dates with her husband came a few months after the birth. The parents left Luella in order to attend a worship concert.