Forgive me for getting a little sentimental here . . .
In June of 2007 I was in a horrible place. Over the previous year we had received our diagnosis of unexplained infertility, spent thousands on unsuccessful treatments, had a surprise pregnancy, heartbreaking miscarriage, and surgery. Also, my dad had suffered his accident and spinal cord injury. So, by June I just didn't know where to turn anymore. I was still so lonely here in Arizona and felt that absolutely nobody really understood what was happening here. I reached out to Resolve, and found that a support group was just starting, that very week, in fact. In a huge step outside of my comfort zone, I went. And I've never regretted it.
Within a very short time there was a group of 5 of us girls who were all fighting the same battle, but in very different ways. This group saw me through my unsuccessful IVF, then adoption homestudy and approval, the creation of our profile book, adoption match and placement, another pregnancy, and another miscarriage and surgery. In fact, I was sitting with this very bunch of girls when Brian called to tell me that we had been chosen!
I stopped going to the meetings a few months after my last miscarriage. It was just time to stop. However, I still kept up with my 4 main girls, even though the group had grown much larger, seeing some every once in a while too. And, well, none of us are involved with the Resolve group anymore.
Next weekend will be a very special, celebratory weekend. We are all getting together here at the house, complete with babies (and one baby belly!), for a reunion. I couldn't be more thrilled. We've all come so far, and all of our dreams have been realized.
So, Heather, Tara, Christine and Debby, I just can't wait!