I have been thinking for some time that I would share my blog through my personal Facebook page. I began writing this as a diary, for me, then a couple of days ago, I got frustrated by something someone had said, and share my post "Things people say". I feel cross with myself for sharing it in anger, but hey, sometimes it gets to me. No one commented or liked it so I thought it might have gone by unnoticed.
Then my husband messaged me from work saying he had read my blog. Bean knew I was writing it, and had asked to read it a while back, I just hadn't got round to letting him. He admitted that it made him cry. There is nothing here he does not already know, but seeing it written down...well I guess it helps order my thoughts...and he could see the whole picture. His words to me were encouraging, loving, and emotional. He told me he was proud of what I was doing.
So I put it on Facebook. Because infertility should not be hidden away. It should not make us uncomfortable. It should be talked about, to educate, to show support and solidarity.
The response has been amazing. There are no words to explain just how much I appreciate the support we have received. Friends, old and new, have taken the time to message me with their kindness, and in some cases, their own stories. Friends and family are there, positively cheering me on! Your words of encouragement only serve to bring us hope at a difficult time. Having your words written down, so that I can go back and read them on bad days, is a blessing.
Not that I didn't before, but now I know beyond all doubt that I have (as one friend put it) an army of friends ready and willing to support me.
Thank you x x x x