Friday, December 16, 2011

Tears and Hope

Not sure if all you ladies are following Denise over at This Blondie Wants Babies but she posted the most beautiful video I think I've ever seen. I just sat and cried as it played and I thought about everything that we've been through the last four and a half years.

Check it out when you have a minute to sit back, reflect and cry.

Empty Arms, Broken Hearts

I'm really thinking about sending a link to this video out to some family and friends who may not be aware the extent of our struggles. For the last several months I've been thinking about sending something like this but nothing really seemed to fit. I think this video says it all.

Up to this point and prior to IVF #1, we were very private about our story and doing IVF. There are alot of people who knew we were "trying" but only a handful who know the extent and about IVF. We thought that it was really no one's business what we did and so they didn't need to know. We've been through so much and at this point we don't really care who knows. I'm not sure what we expect to happen if we share our story but maybe it will at least be at start towards creating more awareness in our little corner of the world.

What do you guys think? To what extent have you shared your stories with those around you?


  1. I love that video!!! I still cry like a baby every time I see it. It summarizes this whole journey so well.

    I think of all the ways to come "out of the closet," that this is a good one. But only when you're ready.

    BTW: Thank you so much for the message. Really needed it today.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. I'd never seen that before and I found myself nodding in agreement through my tears at every slide. I would love to be able to share that with family and friends.

  3. I think that would be a very nice way of telling them. When I told people I got a lot of support. There were a few who just didn't get it at all and would have stupid comments so I showed them an article that I found on Beckie's Infertility Journey. It really explains how we feel. They understood a little better and thought before they spoke.

  4. I have been pretty open about our ttc journey thus far, but have only recently been posting on facebook about it. I have decided I am ready to face the insensitive comments if it allows a woman I know in real life to not feel alone in her infertility.

    I too love that video. Definitely need a box of Kleenex when watching.

  5. Oh my word - the tears were falling before I got to the 4th slide! Thank you for sharing this with us. I have emailed it to our closest family and will send it to my closest friends. In my email cover, I've thanked them for all their support, love and prayers.