In March, we discovered that media correspondent Tamron Hall was expecting her first child at the age of 48, and only a month later, baby Moses was born. While some felt that her pregnancy was an unwise decision, other women praised Tamron for her courage and commended her for her tenacity to become a mother at such a mature age.
Despite how you may feel about Tamron's pregnancy, one thing is for sure: Tamron doesn't give a damn because she's happy AF with her brand new bundle of joy. In fact, she recently revealed that our opinions were the very reason she kept her pregnancy a secret for so long in the first place.
Since Tamron gave birth to her son Moses last month, she's maintained a low profile and only offered obscured views of her bouncing baby boy. In a post following his birth, Mama Tam announced that she couldn't wait to introduce the world to her little miracle, and thanks to the latest cover of People, baby Moses has finally made his debut and he is just as adorable as you thought he would be.
In an interview with the publication, she opened up about some of her biggest fears during the pregnancy and said that her age wasn't the only reason she had doubts:
"I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too."
Upon recognizing the dangers of her pregnancy and coming face-to-face with the fear of disappointment, Tamron knew that she had to do everything in her power to keep her little miracle safe; even if that meant keeping a secret from the world for almost a year.
"My doctor said, 'This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share.' I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news and after this pregnancy had gone so far."
Over the last decade, women like Janet Jackson, Halle Berry, and Michelle Obama have broken the glass ceiling by choosing to have children over the age of 35, proving that our biological clocks are a lot more unpredictable than we thought. Although this is true, Tamron said that fact didn't keep her from coming up with the worst case scenario a every turn.
"I knew that the clock was not on my side. When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic."
After a controversial exit from her last job at NBC, Tamron set her sights on other goals; ones that included a bassinet and a whole lot of diapers. Over time, she began to see parallels between her job search and her desire to become a mother. In both cases, no matter how hard she worked, she couldn't seem to bring her dreams to fruition.
"Just like with my job search during that time, there were so many frustrations: I'm putting in the work, I'm taking care of my mind and my body and I'm being rejected. I'm thinking, 'Wait a minute. What have I done wrong here?' Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up."
Mama Tam's ability to fall down 9 times and get up 10 is what makes her the GOAT, and her determination was ultimately what led her to win not one, but two times in a row.
Shortly before announcing news of her bouncing bundle of joy, Tamron shared that she would be producing her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show. It was then that she realized that you can never truly walk away from the gifts God has for you, every loss is potentially a blessing in disguise.
"My story is not one I could've ever expected and a half years ago when I walked out of that NBC building, I was in a fog, not knowing that so many of us lose things we think are important, and we have no idea that something better is right there."
If you ask the old folks, they'll tell you, when one door closes, it's because God is trying to open up another one. Tamron explained that her road to happiness didn't come without a few bumps in the road, but every for every L you take, there's a lesson to be learned and a blessing to be earned. She said:
"I'm from the South, and there's a saying: 'It's not a setback; it's a setup for something else. That loss set me up for, yes, a dream job but also my baby, my husband, my family. I just couldn't see it coming."
Take it from Tamron, what God has for you is much greater than what you asked for in the first place.
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