Monday, February 26, 2018

Thank You!

✨๐Ÿ’œ Thank You! ๐Ÿ’œ✨

I have felt really supported by this community, especially over the last two weeks...

Things haven't been easy so far in 2018, both on a micro- and a macro-level, but I am grateful that I can count on receiving support here.

For everyone who reads, thank you! I'm glad I am not shouting into an empty void. It is always nice to be heard. I hope I've shared something from my life that has helped you in your life. In the beginning, that was the hardest part of infertility for me: feeling alone and not knowing what/when/how to navigate this new unknown.

For everyone who comments, thank you! I love getting comments and feeling connected to you. I greatly appreciate and enjoy hearing your thoughts.

For anyone who may be "lurking," thank you! You are more than welcome to lurk. I did that for years. I read a lot of blogs from start to finish without ever commenting. When I was getting near the end of finishing everyone's blogs, I would limit myself to reading just one or two posts a night. I savored everyone's writing because they felt like friends I hadn't met yet, women who understood. And I didn't have anyone in my life that understood. Heck, even I didn't understand what I was going through. But these women helped me through. I've written about it before, but they gave me a new language, words to put to my experiences so that I could begin to grieve and process and heal.

It has been a while since I've expressed my gratitude here. But my dog died and studying pediatrics is triggering and school literally sucks (my physical and emotional energy), and I have really been relying on this blog and the extended community for support. So I definitely want to say to all of you: THANKS!




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8 comments:

  1. You are so welcome! There is something totally vindicating about feeling HEARD, about having support from people you don't know in "real life" (hey, this is as real as anything else I think), people who get it. I'm glad you've found that in this community. I love hearing your voice, and I am glad to be a part of your cheering squad!

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    1. Thank you Jess! Yesss, people who get it!! Where I don't have to explain and/or justify and/or write disclaimers for every little thing. People who just know. Priceless!

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  2. you are welcome :)
    Do keep writing, I love reading your posts!

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  3. This is what is so lovely about finding our tribe. We all support each other because we get it, regardless where we are in our journey. Thank YOU for adding to our number, and for being another eloquent voice.

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    1. Oh thank you Mali!!! The internet has a lot of downsides, but I love it solely for the fact that we can connect with each other all over the world. I don't even want to think about where I would still be if I hadn't found all of the wisdom and understanding from women blogging about living life without children after infertility.

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  4. Thank YOU, Phoenix! -- I agree with the others, you have been a great addition to our little corner of the blogging world! :)

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    1. A big thank you to you too Loribeth. You didn't know it at the time, but I was reading your blog about you moving while I was moving too. You helped me so much. I will never be able to accurately express it. <3

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