Heartbroken Serena Williams Reveals She Missed Her Baby Girl's First Steps: "I Cried"
July 10, 2018 14:20 By Fabiosa
Serena Williams have been living in bliss ever since giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexis Olympia, in September 2017. Despite experiencing complications during the delivery, the mommy and her girl are doing amazing now.
Famous tennis player have been a wonderful mother. She took a break from her career to care for her baby, and enjoyed every single minute experiencing the miracle of a new life.
But Serena isn't just a mom, she's one of the most successful athletes in the world, so she had to go back to playing tennis. Any mom knows that combining work and motherhood comes with a few sacrifices, and it's exactly what Williams' had to experience very recently.
Missing a milestone
Serena Williams posted on her social media that she missed her baby girl taking first steps, while she was training.
36-year-old was completely devastated and revealed she cried upon learning she wasn't there for her daughter's big accomplishment.
She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) 7 июля 2018 г.
We certainly sympathize with Serena. As a new mom, she wants to be around for her girl's every moment, but her career requires time as well.
Social media users rushed to support Williams and reassure her that there will be many more important moments in Alexis' life.
Ah Serena. I’m with you there. I’m in Russia at a World Cup. I watched mine take her first steps on a video 😓 she’ll be proud of you when she goes up (I have to keep telling myself)— Alison Bender (@alibendertv) 7 июля 2018 г.
they will. They notice. When mine was 3 y/o I had to go for 12 days to China on business. Heart broken. When I came back, I was told she was telling everyone very proudly. She's 8 now and she still does. Somehow, she feels the battles I fight.— Krika (@krika_ra) 8 июля 2018 г.
Same. I remember my mom's trips, the toy cars she bought me from the Amsterdam airport when she was away for my birthday are still my favourite gifts. Neither of us remember my first steps, but the lessons I learned from the way she lives life are so appreciated— Kashif Pasta (@KashifPasta) 8 июля 2018 г.
Keep your head up, Serena!