Wow… almost forgot this month!
Welcome to all readers, old and new! This is my second time participating in ICLW, and I’m really looking forward to ‘meeting’ all of you!
You can read a little about me here and here, if you like, but in summary- I’m 40 years old, and live with my wonderful Hubby, and my beautiful (almost) 4-year-old daughter, who was conceived with IUI. We have recently given up the fight to have a second child, after three years of trying, and four losses. This blog is all about the struggle to find peace, and to figure out who I am again. Infertility has the power to consume and define you, if you aren’t careful. This is what happened to me, but I’m fighting my way back, and making great progress, despite some major setbacks along the way.
On my mind this month-
- May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, as my lovely daughter had a large stroke when she was just two days old. I chose to share my story earlier in the month- I don’t talk about it much these days, but so few people are even aware that children can have strokes, I decided that it was important for me to put my story out there for the world to read.
- Mother’s Day can be a very difficult time for those of us who are reproductively-challenged. Even though my TTC days are behind me, my thoughts and prayers this Mother’s Day were with those of you still fighting the good fight. My Mother’s Day post can be found here, if you would like to read it.
So- happy reading and commenting, everyone! I look forward to reading all about each of you!