Saturday, May 31, 2014

1 year

A year ago last May I started this blog.  I had been quietly skulking around several people's infertility blogs and felt like I really wanted to comment and chime in.  I was so relieved to hear that other women were feeling exactly what I was feeling and that I truly wasn't the only person in the world feeling like shit.  I was nervous about actually starting my blog since I am not a writer (not even a little bit!) and since college days haven't so much as kept a diary or journal.  (I can't even begin to describe how embarrassing those college diaries are!  It's mortifying to go through and read them...I need to burn them so when I die I am not haunted from the grave that somebody will pick them up and look through them.) 

There was a blogger who I messaged because we had sooooo many similarities it was almost like we were the same person.  I am sure I came off like a total psycho stalker in my desperation to connect with someone who I thought would empathize with my situation.  However that person was so kind and welcoming.  She messaged me back almost immediately and continued the conversation over several days.  It was like she instantly became my infertility sponsor.  She encouraged me to start this blog and honestly if it wasn't for her support I probably wouldn't have.  That person is Teresa from Where the *bleep* is our stork?  So thank you Teresa for your encouragement and your friendship this last year.  Even though it's only been a year you have been there for me through many ups and downs.  You introduced me to a whole community of women who have literally saved my sanity in the last 12 plus months. 

To all of you who continue to read and comment on my posts I thank you too and truly appreciate your friendship!  I always look forward to reading your updates and I admire each of your strength and ability to adapt, cope, accept, grieve, doggedly pursue and persevere in your journey to find what it is you are looking for.  I hope we all get our happy ever after...or at least our peace ever after. 

12 comments:

  1. Aww, so sweet. Teresa is incredibly amazing and I am so glad that she encouraged you to start your blog. For not being a writer at all you sure did a great job expressing your appreciation for this community and I whole heartedly agree with your last few lines.

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  2. I'm so happy Teresa convinced you to start a blog. I'm always excited to see an update from you and I cannot wait to see you blossom as Hazy's mom <3

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    1. Thanks Aislinn, same to you about lil breadcrumb! (I'm dying to know what you will name him IRL!)

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  3. Ditto, so glad you started blogging and I could "meet" you!

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  4. Happy blogiversary! I'm so glad you decided to blog because you're one of the people who inspired me to do the same. :)

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    1. Jeez, I have a hard time believing that but yay!! :)

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  5. Awe! I am so glad that you some how found my blog and reached out to me. You hold a very special place in my heart, friend! Fate brought us together; as my husband likes to say. WE will meet soon.... I can't wait to hold your miracle and hug you! The five of us will have a great time! Pooches included! Xoxox! Thank you for starting your blog and allowing all of us help you know that you were not alone!!

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  6. WAY TO GO! What a difference a year makes, huh!? So glad that everything is working out for you and I look forward to finally meeting you once I am not imprisoned anymore.

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  7. Girlfriend, you are the ONLY one who has reached out to me, so I appreciate your kindness more than you know! Thanks for returning the favor to another infertile who needed a little bit of hope and encouragment too. Happy Blog Anniversary!

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  8. Happy anniversary! (Blogiversary?) Keep on going, I love your posts.

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  9. Aw happy blogversary! I love reading how connected bloggers can be! Love this!

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