One of the most famous soccer players in the US, Lauren Holiday, decided to open up and share quite a powerful experience from her personal life. Lauren is now retired. The star actually took to social media to talk about a very serious health issue she had to deal with during her pregnancy.
Lauren shared on social media a message about life as a mother, what she had to deal with and what she struggled with during her pregnancy. Actually, while expecting her child, Lauren found out that she was suffering from a benign brain tumor. She actually received the diagnosis during her sixth month of pregnancy. She underwent a medical procedure to have the tumor removed in October, 2016. The surgery took place about one month after Lauren became a mom.
Lauren also shared a beautiful picture of her baby daughter. “I have never quite known suffering like I experienced the last 6 months. I can remember countless nights repeating ‘there may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning.’ I remember half believing it and half still in disbelief that this was my life,” her message said.
Lauren also revealed that she turned to her faith, which helped her get through these difficult moments. “I memorized scripture and some days my faith felt unshakable and others I was scared to death. Every time I see this smile I’m reminded that joy does come in the morning. Maybe not the next day, maybe not even the next month but it comes. I can’t imagine what heaven will be like if this is the joy I get to experience on earth,” her message continued.
So, Lauren revealed that her faith in God gave her strength, but she also got a lot of support from her husband and her family. Lauren Holiday is married to NBA star Jrue Holiday. The two wedded back in 2013. The fact that Jrue has been there for Lauren is no secret. He actually decided to take a leave of absence after his wife received her diagnosis to be able to be there for her and focus on his family.