Fans are rallying behind Serena Williams, who missed a major Mommy milestone with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
It all started when Williams shared some heartbreaking news on Twitter that played into every mom’s worst fears. The professional tennis player announced that she missed her daughter’s first steps while training for Wimbledon, writing, “She took her first steps… I was training and missed it. I cried.”
Twitter users wasted no time assuring the 36-year-old she’s not alone. While some followers shared their own stories, saying, “I’m a housewife and was in the next room and I missed it. With both of the twins. Please don’t feel bad. Be happy for her and be ready for the running after her.” Others said what we’re all thinking: “It doesn’t count until mommy sees it. Nothing counts until mommy sees it.”
Don’t worry, Serena, there will be plenty more firsts to brag about. Just wait until she says “Mama” before “Da-da”—then the real fun begins.