Thursday, February 26, 2009

SISTERHOOD

Now that I have found terrific support from women all over the globe who also suffer from the heartache of infertility, it's hard for me to imagine how I dealt for so long with the awful feelings that are inherent to this affliction. I don't clearly remember how I coped during the years when I felt that I was dealing with the loneliness, the alienation, the overwhelming depression of infertility by myself. That's not to say that my husband isn't a great support, but he once said it better than I ever could. Because it is my body that is missing the child within, and because it is my body that endures the suppression, the hormones, the SHOTS, and because it is in a woman's nature to nurture, the sadness that I feel is much more profound than what he has ever felt on this long road of infertility.

But about nine months ago (what a symbolic number for those of us in this circle), I discovered that there is an entire population of women (and a few men) on the web who have reached out to others dealing with all kinds of infertility and loss issues. I discovered support sites that offer articles and expert advice, discussion forums specifically designed for infertility, and I discovered that by blogging, I found many wonderful people to lean on who feel what I feel, know what I know, cry what I cry. Now, this burden doesn't seem quite so hard to handle anymore.

Colleen, one of the women who has been a great support to me, nominated me for an award today and charged me with the passing on of this award to women whom I feel have had an impact on me. How do I choose? It's going to be tough, but here goes...

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So here are the rules:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude.
Be sure to link to your nominees in your post
Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog
And be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.

9 comments:

Angry Infertile said...

Wow thanks!!! <3 I'm glad someone out there is listening to my total crazy ramblings and making sense out of it all. :)

Kristin said...

Thank you so much. I love this award:)

'Murgdan' said...

Awww...gosh. Thanks. *blushing*

allyouwhohope said...

Thanks!! You are so sweet :)

Karen said...

Thank you so much, the award and your comment mean a lot to me. I'll pass this on soon.

Sew said...

Thank you so much! I am so honored! :) That is really sweet of you! For lent I gave myself one hour on the computer, so I don't have time to post this on my blog and do it the "right" way. Am I being completely selfish with my hour! Know that I am honored and I really appreciate it! ;)

Billy said...

Glad you found this support group :-).
This Blogesphere is amazing!
ICLW

KandiB said...

It is a great community, isn't it? nothing like it.

Have a great weekend. ICLW

Michelle said...

I have nominated you for the Honest Scrap Award.

 
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