Tuesday, June 15, 2010

resolve and the hope award

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.

41 comments:

Erin said...

Katie!!! This is just amazing! You write so beautifully, and I'm so glad to see your writing getting acknowledged. Congrats!!!

Kelly said...

I just voted! Congratulations! :)

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Congrats Katie! I am so proud to your blog friend! I definitely voted for you.

Rach said...

That is awesome!! Congrats. I voted for ya.

ifcrossroads said...

OH.My.God. This is just awesome Katie! I'm so happy and proud of you :) Your writing is beautiful and I'm just really really happy to read this news! I will go vote right now!
WOW! What an honor just to be a final 5 contestant!

Stephanie said...

Yay!!!!!!!!! I'm SO over the moon excited for you!! Headed to vote for you now! :-D Congrats!!!

Rebecca said...

How awesome!!!! :) Congratulations!!!

Secret Sloper said...

Incredible! I feel really proud to "know" you :)

Dawn said...

You are so very deserving! I'll head over there and vote!

Slackie O. said...

Congratulations! Yay for you!(I'm gonna go vote now)

AL said...

So awesome, Katie!!

Congrats :-)

suchagoodegg said...

Congrats, Katie! Well-deserved. Your posts are beautiful and memorable. The Waiting Place has stuck with me for days...in such a wonderful (positive) way. xo

Jin said...

I'm voting for you.

Regardless of what you say :)

Basic Girl said...

That is so awesome Katie!! You should be super proud of yourself, congrats!!! And I just voted for you because you totally deserve to win!!

someday-soon said...

I cast my vote =) GL!!!

Amanda said...

Wow!!! Congrats! You've got my vote!! You so deserve this! Good luck!

Marla.z said...

Wow! Congrats on the nomination! You deserve it! =)

Nixy said...

What an honor! It's not surprising to those of us that read your words, your blog is wonderful. congrats!!

S said...

Wow, what an honor to be nominated! Congratulations. ;-)

APlusB said...

Congratulations Katie, you deserve this. You really have a gift and I loved that post.

autonomousblogger said...

Wow, what an honor. Congratulations on the nomination. Renae from Launderlife

Waiting Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! You absolutely deserve it. You write beautifully. I never miss a post from you.

Katie said...

Congratulations----that is AWESOME!!!! I'll go vote!

Oh, and super good luck on adopting the brother-sister doggie duo!! Dogs make EVERY house better! :)

A said...

WOW, congratulations!

JC said...

Congrats Katie!!! You are an amazing writer, I'm not surprised at all!!! =)

Arlyne said...

AHHH!!! I'm so excited for you! I just voted! I'm so proud to call you my friend. You are truly amazing!!

xoxo

Kandid Kelli said...

That is beyond amazing! I am so happy for you Katie!

Youre a phenomenal writer.

xo
-K

Alice said...

Congrats! You blog does rock and you deserve this.

Trisha said...

That's awesome news! You deserve it!

S.I.F. said...

I am SO excited for you Katie! And you definitely deserve it! This is just so exciting!!

loribeth said...

Congratulations!! : )

T said...

Are you kidding me!? My vote is already in :O)
I LOVE your blog! You have always been so honest. The way you write.. it feels like you opened my heart and read from it.
Good luck! I hope you win!!!!

serenity said...

Congratulations. Your What IF post knocked me over with emotion - so many things I've felt and wondered myself.

xxx

Anonymous said...

I voted for you! Good luck, and thanks for putting it out there!

Keiko said...

Congratulations and what an honor. I look forward to reading some more of your blog and wish you the best of luck for the award!

2catdaughters said...

Congratulations! You so deserve this. I just voted!!!

PCOSChick said...

Congrats Katie!! your What IF was so beautiful!

Angie said...

Congratulations!

Jen said...

I forgot to comment on this; I'm so happy for you for getting nominated for this. You are very deserving. good for you!

Bean stalk ballads said...

Katie you so deserve this. I am so happy for you. Em

Kaitlin said...

Katie, you're amazing. And I adore you. I voted for you. :)