Day 21 – TGIF
Today’s intention is to enjoy the sunshine! Yay 🙂
Today is a beautiful day! I am grateful that it’s Friday, and a wonderful one at that! I had tea with a wonderful friend this morning. She is also going through fertility challenges, and talking to her always makes me feel better. She understands what I am going through, and since she’s been there, she can not only answer my questions, but also can give me really great advice. After that, I came home and had a great little Facebook chat with my sis-in-law. She reassured me that I can do this :). I’ve always heard it “takes a village to raise children,” but, for me at least, it’s taking a village to have one.
I can’t say enough that having a strong support network is so important. I have been hesitant to share my story, not out of embarrassment, but because I don’t like inconveniencing people with my sad story. I don’t want to make people uncomfortable — they never know what to say, so there’s a chance they will say the “wrong” thing. Recently, I have decided that it’s okay to share my story with good friends. Afterall, isn’t that what great friends do? They celebrate your good times and help you get through the not-so-great ones. So, I am slowly telling more friends about our fertility journey — most have figured it out well before I’ve told them — and I am happy with this choice. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. It’s strange to not discuss a big part of your life with friends. I have also found that every single person with whom I’ve shared our story has been beyond supportive, loving, and has offered to help in any way possible. I am beyond grateful for this. Their strength is giving me additional courage and power to get through this.
I am grateful for FRIDAY; amazing friends; my wonderful hubby; great parents and in-laws; a great brother and awesome brothers and sisters-in-law as well as my brother’s fabulous fiance; my puggle, Kahli; sunshine; a beautiful and busy weekend; and, love!
I love and accept myself!