Monday, July 8, 2013

Three Good Things

Three exceptionally good things did come from our week in Colorado... those three things are three meetings (real-life, in-person ones!) with blog and e-mail friends.  Yes, I met in-person, t-h-r-e-e friends with whom I have been e-mailing for months... all in a matter of one week!

Two friends are amazing women that found me from my little ol' blog - and while I'm going to keep their anonymity here (you both know who you are!), I do want to say a big THANK YOU for all of the help, guidance and support that you've both offered to me over the past few months.  Meeting both of you was so important and dear to me.

Another friend is someone who I bet a lot of you know from her own blog... Allison!  Oddly enough, Allison had a lay-over in Denver at the same time that Nick and I were there getting ready to head back to Boston.  Allison (and I got to meet her sweet husband, too) came over to meet me and Nick at our gate, and it was one of the best parts of my otherwise really crummy day!
Allison (and her little bump) is adorable!  It was so great to meet you, friend!

I've thought about, more than once, in the short period of time that I've been blogging about my (incredibly sad) life with infertility, deleting Two Hearts and One Dream altogether. Often times, blogging can feel like... well... too much.  Reflecting on my feelings about infertility can sometimes be just as exhausting as it can be helpful and those are the times that I feel like giving up on blogging for good.  But then I think about the friendships I've made, and it honest-to-God takes my breath away and gives so much more meaning to my measly little posts.

I'm so thankful for the relationships I've developed since creating my blog.  And while I so wish our friendships were formed due to bonding over something much more fun and uplifting than infertility, I'm still glad, nonetheless, to have each of you in my life.

13 comments:

the blogivers said...

Hated that your trip ended on such a bummer note yesterday, but glad I was able to meet you anyway - and hopefully take your mind off it for a few minutes! :)

Amanda said...

Fun! I'm so jealous that you got to meet Allison! How cool that you were both in the airport at the same time! Small world!!!

Erika said...

I have had the biggest smile on my face since last night..just knowing that you and Allison got to run into each other in the airport has totally made my day!! So funny!! And I'm very thankful you haven't stopped blogging and similarly thankful for your friendship and all the others that have resulted from blogging openly about the sucky world of IF. IF=bad. IF blog friends=GREAT.

Team Harries said...

so fun!!! Love how God blesses us when He knows we need it!

bellehavendrive said...

Sweeeet! I follow Allison (and Amanda), but we haven't "connected" yet since I'm such a newbie.

I know what you mean about writing your feelings down and exposing them. Sometimes, I just want to block out "everything" and pretend like it doesn't exist. Thankfully, though, I think this is a "safe" place to talk about infertility, because when women say, "I know how you feel," they really know how you feel.

Gypsy Mama said...

I am so glad you are blogging, I would definitely miss you if you left! I've gone so far as to actually delete my blog for a few days, but then I missed you all too much and I came back.

A lot of people in real life who know about my blog question if it is a good idea to be so public about everything. While I understand their concerns, I ca't imagine going through everything I've been through over the last couple years without all of you. Sometimes if I feel overwhelmed with infertility, I blog about other things.

p.s. I wish I could meet you in person!! Let me know if you are ever in Canada :)

Christen said...

That's so neat that you all were able to have a bloggy meet up! You're in my thoughts

Sally said...

That is so cool!! How ironic and what perfect timing!!

Emily said...

I have missed so much, but congrats on a successful retrieval girlie! woo hoo! How nice you could meet up with blog buddies like that. I feel you on the catch 22 of blogging....breaks are good, but in the end the support and friendships are absolutely priceless.

Emily said...

Edited to add: Sorry! I read your Saturday blog, but missed your Sunday blog and the outcome of the fert report. I am all caught up now. I am sorry the cycle did not end as you would have hoped. :( I just want to bang my head against on the wall on your behalf! I am glad however, that you aren't giving up! Feeling the failure of IVF is just so hard, but as long as you don't give up there is a chance. I'm glad you are able to see the silver lining of having friends and support during this arduous process. Thinking of you this week Love. xo

Em said...

This is really, really cool. So glad that there were some major bright spots along the way.

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I love how you always find the positive in everything. You'e so strong. I hope that our paths cross in the future to meet in person.

Amber said...

I get to meet a blogger friend in August and I'm really excited about it! The support and friendships I have made through this blogging community have been so amazing. It's hard to believe we can build such a connection with people we have never even met in real life.

 
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