We APPLAUD those mothers of interstitial cystitis patients who have provided us unconditional love and support. They’ve listened to our fears, comforted our tears and been a constant source of encouragement and love. You have given us the strength and courage to face and often overcome our IC struggles.
We SALUTE those IC patients who, despite their own illness, remain steadfast MOTHERS to their children and extended family. Each day, you work to make your house a happy home. You provide comfort and a safe place for family members to land. You are amazing women!
We want to ENCOURAGE IC patients who are hoping to become MOTHERS. Don’t let IC stop you. IC cannot change your heart, your soul and your ability to love a child. You can be an awesome parent, though it will certainly require careful planning and decision making. We’ll be launching a new ICN Pregnancy Resource Center on our website in the very near future that we hope will guide you through these precious moments.
But, most of all, we celebrate each and every IC patient who continues to work hard, each day, to live your life as fully as you can. Whether you have a fancy career or stay at home, your life is important and meaningful. You have family who love you and friends who care for you dearly.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
Jill Osborne & the entire Interstitial Cystitis Network Family
For more resources that can help you in your journey of motherhood and parenthood, such as our children’s book “My Mom Has IC: A Painful Bladder Story,” please visit the ICN Shop at: http://www.icnsales.com! Our goal is to support you!!