Three years ago, this month, I was in a horrible place. After a year of doctor visits, tests, procedures, a surprise pregnancy and miscarriage, I didn't know where to turn. Friends and family didn't know what to say to me, and frankly, were tired of hearing me go on about it. Finally, with nowhere else to turn, I came across Resolve and looked to see if there was a support group locally. There was not. However, I emailed the local contact person and asked if there was a chance of a West Valley group starting up. Surprisingly, within 10 minutes I (and several others) had an email from her detailing the start up of a new group in my area the following Monday. After I actually received a response to my first email I realized that our emails had just gotten crossed and it was just a weird fluke (or was it?) that just as I reached out for help it came my way.
So, a few days later I quite nervously set out for my first meeting. Since the group was just starting it was only me and the leader that night. It helped so much to sit and talk with someone who truly "got" it. Month after month I kept going and the group grew.
Eventually I stopped attending, once I got over (however "over" a person can get) my second miscarriage and had Andy to attend to. I did keep in touch with a few of the girls, as you may remember if you saw my post and pictures a month or two ago about a reunion we had.
Shortly after that I was asked by the leader of the group if I would take over the group as she would be stepping down. After thinking about it for a little while I decided to do it. The first meeting was a few weeks ago, and just like when I started, it was just me and one other gal. I was blessed to hear her story, and honored that I am in a position to offer understanding and support. Our next meeting is on Monday evening, and our group should be little larger. I'm looking forward to this next part of the journey and being able to offer support and understanding, which can be so difficult to come by sometimes.