I want to tell you how grateful I am for all of the kind comments that have been made lately. They mean more to me than I can really express.
For me, probably the most difficult part of this infertility journey is the isolation. So few people in my real life know about our fertility problems (and I wish some of them DIDN’T know—I’m looking at you mother-in-law!) and it seems to take up such a large part of my emotional energy that I end up feeling a tremendous disconnect between my internal and external lives. People ask how I am or what’s new, and all I can think about is the very thing that I don’t want to tell them.
This is in large part why I started blogging. I wanted—needed—to be able to be “real” somewhere in my life. Over the last few months I realized I would have fake blog posts bouncing around my head, and I would often find myself thinking, “If I had a blog, I would write about this.” I also saw the connections made between bloggers and the support that they were able to offer each other and I really wanted that.
So, thank you. Every comment helps me to feel a little less alone.