I'm one of them.
I was messing around on my phone during dinner last night when an email popped up:
Subject line: Hope Award for Best Blog
It took all my energy not to spit the pasta out of my mouth as I read that I've been nominated for best blog. Again. Last year, I was shocked to be nominated. This year, I'm floored. I don't blog nearly as much as I used to. I am whiny. I have no infertility success story (yet), and I'm not going through treatments. So, uh, what the hell?
Now that I've had time to pick my jaw up from the floor, I'll invite you to go here and vote for best blog. Read over all of the entries, because they are all FANTASTIC. And then spread the word. Get your friends to vote. Your family. Your dog. Let's use this as an opportunity to show RESOLVE how important bloggers are to spreading awareness and support.
I began blogging almost three years ago when I had virtually no place else to turn about what we were going through. Today, thanks to this wonderful community of bloggers and the connections I made, I feel more empowered than ever in this journey. Blogging made it possible for me to open up to my family and tell them what we were going through. Blogging made it possible for me to become a RESOLVE volunteer in my city. But, most of all, blogging connected me to a group of wonderful women - some of whom have become close friends - that have virtually held my hand through the hell. Through all the treatments, the surgeries, the emergency room visits, THIS was worth it.
To realize that I wasn't alone, and I never would be.
(I'll shut up now. Mostly because I'm crying and hormonal now. Go vote.)