Our 5 year fertility journey has been a rather epic one. Roller-coaster, minefield and ambivalence is the best way I’d describe it in a few words.
But 5 and a bit years later, we are finally on our way. Here is our pregnancy announcement video.
At 22 weeks pregnant, I am soaking up and enjoying every minute of being pregnant – Gratitude, Love and Life is what I’m feeling these days (its a nice change from the roller-coaster, minefield and ambivalence of the last 5 years).
Yes, I am on the other side, but I will never forget the journey we’ve been on or those who are still on it…
The shock, denial, pain, guilt, anger, depression, loneliness, heartbreak, grief, sadness, darkness, ups, downs, despair and frustration…
It is raw, it is real… and its not something you easily forget. And nor would I want to. I have so many friends and clients who are currently in the midst of fertility challenges… I want to be by their side – to love, support and shine a light, during their darkest days.
While I would not wish this journey on anyone, I’m a believer ‘that everything happens for a reason’. My fertility challenges have been a gift… although it certainly took me a while to find the silver lining…
Love, life, stillness, self-love, hubby-love, saying yes to me, boundaries, living in the now, strength, courage, faith, hope, determination, life-purpose and a miracle mindset…
These are some of the many gifts of my fertility journey. If you are on this journey, do look for the hidden gems, I promise you they are there!
Pete and I were so moved by all the love and support when we announced our pregnancy. Thank-you for cheering us on and being here – it means the world to us.
But… there is another part of our journey to share… the struggle, the hardship, month-after-month of heartache. This is the story of our fertility journey.
I dedicate this video to you out there, still struggling to grow your family, and all those who have ridden this roller-coaster. You understand, you get it. My dream for you, is that your dream comes true.
I love reading through your comments and connecting with you. Are you / have you struggled with fertility challenges? Where are you on your journey right now?
Or do you know someone who might benefit from watching our video, please feel free to send their way.