On January 20th, the kids and we all had breakfast while watching the inauguration. We explained to the kids that we have a new president and vice president. And this is the first female vice president of our country. After hearing that, my daughter Bunny asked, “What about me?” My husband answered her, “This is exactly what the vice president said, that you can be anything you want to be.” There was a twinkle in this three year old’s eye as she pondered what that meant.
I teared up as I watched my little daughter pay such close attention to this historic moment on the screen. Four years ago, days before the previous inauguration, we were about to transfer the two embryos that would become our twins. On that transfer day, I couldn’t have possibly imagined this precious moment with my precious girl on January 20, 2021 given how uncertain the future felt four years ago in regards to parenthood as well as the state of our nation. Our future at this moment is also uncertain with the pandemic and the state of this world, but as the glass ceiling shatters, this is certainly a big step into the right direction. There is hope for a better future for my children.