Last week I shared something a little personal (which you can read all about here) and it's taken me the best part of this week to digest everyone's reactions to it and form some sort of thank you post. To say that I was overwhelmed by your responses is an understatement and it didn't take long for me to realise that sharing our struggle on the blog was the right thing to do. Within an hour I had received an abundance of support from people sharing their stories and expressing their appreciation for sharing mine.
Their stories- all unique aside from the heartache experienced- brushed away any doubts I had about sharing this private aspect of our lives on the internet for all to read. As I sat staring at my computer screen for an hour, just watching the messages of love and support pop up- I was filled with a strange mix of overwhelming emotions. On the one hand you do feel a sense of relief that you're not alone in this matter. But on the other, hearing other stories of struggles to conceive brings with it such a sadness for their pain and a fear for what might be to come.
Our problem may not have been resolved yet, but it definitely feels like it's been halved. It will ease the awkward conversations with family and friends when they ask "so when are you going to have a baby?" and the curious looks when I turn down a glass of wine (which rarely happens!) But most of all it will help those people, like me, who are struggling with the emotions that can only be felt in a seemingly helpless and heartbreaking situation such as this.
Thank you so much to everyone who has contacted me since reading my post.
Until next time,
With Love & Overwhelming Relief,