Two years ago, I started this blog as a way to document our journey to try to have a baby. I told no one but my husband that I was writing. I just wrote. Three months after I began writing, doctors diagnosed us with infertility. In an instant, I was infertile and facing the possibility of never becoming a mother. Our path changed, and so did my blog. It became an outlet for my emotions and a way for me to connect with others who are going through similar situations. Writing was, and still is, my therapy. Without writing and without the support of all of you who have been through and continue to battle infertility, I don’t know if I could have made it through the last two years intact.
On Friday, I received the news that my blog is one of the five finalists for Resolve’s Hope Award for Best Blog. To say I am still in shock over this is an understatement. I read so many amazing blogs of people in this community and I read so many powerful “What IF?” posts, including the four others chosen as finalists. All moved me to tears, and for Resolve to place me in this same category as these amazing women is an honor. It feels very surreal.
I can’t sit here and ask you to vote for me, because every person who writes about infertility deserves to win this award. By blogging, each of us brings awareness to the cause and comfort to others. Every day our community grows stronger and it truly is a group effort. However, each of you should vote for someone. It’s important that we recognize the role bloggers play in giving our cause a voice. I can’t thank Resolve enough for considering me for this honor and for their constant efforts to make infertility a topic that is no longer taboo. And I can’t thank all of you enough for your unending support. Regardless of this award, we are all winners in this community.
Click here to read all of the blogs and cast your vote.