We have experienced it all. Now though I mostly feel pride

My song Fly is dedicated to all the courageous people who like me and my husband have struggled and continue to struggle, to create a family.

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#misCOURAGE, 06/06/2017, by Kate Benson

I am a 38 year old musician and mum of one. Scotty was born 3 years ago after a successful round of IVF. A previous round resulted in a pregnancy but my baby was born sleeping at 16 weeks.

Last year, I suffered an early miscarriage following a third and final round of IVF. My husband and I started trying for a family 8 years ago.

Our son is our light; our miracle.

We have experienced it all. Now though I mostly feel pride. It hasn't been pretty and it hasn't been easy, but we did it and we are better people for it.

My message is one of hope. There is beauty and light in pain and the dark; there is even hope in hell. To see it, know it, listen and learn; hear your voice within. The way is clear, open your wings, fly and reach the sky…

'Fly' (my song) is dedicated to all the courageous people who like me and my husband have struggled and continue to struggle, to create a family. I hope the song, and the accompanying video, offers comfort, hope and motivation. 

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