Gabrielle Union shared with her Instagram followers on Mother’s Day the first time she laid eyes on her daughter, and it is beyond moving. “I’ve cried so many times today for so many reasons, mainly because I’d gotten accustomed to unhappiness and disappointment,” she wrote, captioning the photo, which was actually labeled as “sensitive content,” since it showed Kaavia straight out of the womb.
“I think a lot of us live in that space,” continued Gabrielle, “I set up shop there. This moment reminded me that miracles do happen.”
The 46-year-old actress and her NBA-star husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, in November 2018 via surrogate.
“You can’t age out of joy,” Gabrielle wrote.
“You are worthy. You are worthy. You are worthy.”Gabrielle has been super-public in the past about her issues trying to conceive. In her book, We’re Going To Need More Wine, which was released in 2017, Gabrielle opened up about her struggles with infertility, saying she’s had “eight or nine” miscarriages. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant,” Gabrielle wrote in her book. “I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle”—all of which left her bloated, and sometimes dodging pregnancy rumors.
Gabrielle also revealed in 2018 the cause of her infertility: adenomyosis—a condition similar to endometriosis where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus.
So clearly, this Mother’s Day was a special celebration for her and her family.
“Sending so much love today to all the mamas, stepmamas, grandmas, aunties real and play, daddies, friends and anyone who has taken the time to nurture another living soul,” Gabrielle wrote in her Instagram post. “I see you, I gotchu. “And to those who have lost their mamas, grandmas, mother figures, sending extra love and light and hugs your way.”
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