My name is Danielle Cooper and I'm 27 years old. The only dream that has ever stuck with me is that of motherhood. I just didn't know what my trek would be. Thinking about all the times my mother sat down with me and explained all the things that didn't make sense to me as a child, I feel nostalgic and want to pass on her teachings as well as her love and share moments like these with a child of my own. I know being a mother will be a marvelous experience because my mother has shown me the way. All that she's done has made her an extraordinary woman. She taught me right from wrong and forfeited her time and energy for my upbringing. She was always patient with me and still is, to be honest. She understood me even when there was nothing to understand. I do not care to be a mother different from my own. I care to be a mother just like mine. This is the mom I will be. I want the experience of explaining the new and confusing and patience when noise and running never stops. I want to be there for my child's games, first crush, injury, happy and sad moments. I want to help them through all life's lessons, lift them up when they fall, praise them when they succeed, and give them hope when it seems like all the walls are coming down around them. Being a mom is NOT a job. It IS a gift. The best gift I could ever hope to receive. I’ve tried waiting for mister right and "the right time". I've come to realize that while one may exist, the other does not. I've also come to realize that all my child needs is love, nurture, support, protection, and strength. This all lies in me. I am mister right and this is "the right time". To make my dream come true and give to me, as well as I'll be given, the purest of unconditional love I've decided to go ahead with a fertility clinic for conception. While the costs are high, there is nothing that can be more worth it. I don't have everything figured out, there is no way I could, but I do know that this is the right thing and it's time.