Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thank you

I am truly blessed.

I'm sorry for the blog-silence lately. I've honestly been extremely busy and just haven't had all that much to say. That's actually a good thing because usually sadness means writing. So quiet usually means I'm doing fairly well emotionally speaking.

I've actually had a rough patch last 2 days, though. For whatever reason, yesterday just seemed hard. Nothing particularly set it off, but I was just very sad, thinking about our journey. Then some song on the radio mentioned a son and I lost it. Bawled on the way home. Completely random.

Then had a stupid fight with the husband (about cleaning up cat vomit, in case you wonder) and didn't get enough sleep. Add a migraine both days.

So yeah. It's been a stressful couple of days.

Had a night out tonight with 2 of my infertile friends. One is now successfully pregnant with twins, the other is still in the trenches. It was good. It's nice to bitch and moan and laugh about stuff and not have to explain or soften it.

Came home and spent some quality time with the husband (we've made up.) I settled in to check my email and such for the night and was actually getting up to get ready for bed when I noticed an envelope addressed to me at the top of today's mail. It was a manila envelope and it was hand addressed.

The return address was from a salon. I've scheduled myself for an acupuncture session (my first!) on Friday and the place I'm going offers a variety of services so I thought maybe it was some questionnaire from them or something.

Only.. it wasn't.

It turns out to be a ridiculously generous gift card to a salon. From whom, you ask? Oh. Just some people I've never met. Specifically from some amazing women on a message board I frequent. This isn't an infertility board. Not a pregnancy board. These people are fertile, for goodness sake. (Well, most of them.) Don't they know they should be smug? Of course, I burst into tears. Hell, I'm crying again now.

To those of them that might find this post-- a huge thank you again.

And really. To whoever invented the Internet (Al Gore? Are you out there? hehe.) thank you.

I honestly can not imagine how I'd manage if it weren't for message boards, medical websites & my blog. To have a place to really let it all hang out. And to find people to love, who love me back.. in spite of the fact that we've never been able to share a real hug... that's truly amazing.

The woman that I talk about sometimes who was due the same day as my first baby (who has a beautiful baby girl now, I might add) was met through the Internet. When I visited her in the hospital, she and the woman I mentioned above (the one pregnant with twins) gave me a card and angel in honor of my first. I was there to celebrate her joy but she could see past that to my grief and not ignore it.

I've received so many cards... from people I've never seen in person. It's just overwhelming.

Through this very blog, I've received so much support. So much kindness.
I wish I had the words to express my gratitude.

To all of you- thank you.

Now I'm going to go leaf through the brochure from the spa and decide how many hours of massage I'd like.

--Trish

13 comments:

niobe said...

What a wonderful story.

Fertilize Me said...

What a great story of your friendship!! Wishing for more happier days to come

Catherine said...

I'm so glad that through so much sadness there is joy. Enjoy the pampering, you certainly deserve it.

Chili said...

Hope you thoroughly enjoy your spa day! That's a really nice treat they've sent you!

Carrie said...

Rough days are so hard, especially when they seem to come from nowhere and you can't account for the difference. I'm sorry you've been knocked by them.

I'm glad to hear you feel supported. It doesn't change anything, I know, but it does make a huge difference in your ability to cope. Some people are just so kind. It is amazing.

Diana said...

I agree I cannot imagine life without my blog and the Nest TTTC board. I imagine I would be locked up in some crazy house.

You are blessed by the people around you. Wonderful to have friends like that, isn't it?!

Schatzi said...

Fabulous online friends you have! With everything you have been through lately, I hope you thoroughly enjoy your spa day!

And I am with you... I would be loony(er) without the online community.

Marz said...

Wow! that's absolutely amazing! There truly is wonderful people left in the world still.

I was starting to worry about you. Glad you're back :-)

(((HUGS)))

Tarahville said...

What a great support team you have. Wonderful friends are hard to come by, but it looks like you've found them.

Enjoy your massage and have a great weekend.

Amy said...

Aww, I'm glad you've been doing better overall, though I'm sorry for the rough days. :( ((((HUGS))))
I love that you got a spa gift card! You deserve it! :)
Love you lots and am so thankful for YOUR friendship and support, too. You have been a blessing to SO many people through the same avenues you have been blessed!

Nexus said...

I know just what you are talking about! I heart my internet people.

tryingin2007 said...

the internet is brilliant! the support I've received online has been tremendous.

enjoy the spa! what a treat.

A and W mom said...

I've been thinking of you and your first two little ones. Came back to re-read their stories.
Love you.