I want to take a quick break from “My Baby Story” to thank each of you for taking the time to read my story. I am overwhelmed by the many incredible comments I have received. I can’t even begin to tell you how much they have meant to me. Listen, I never thought in a million years (as if I know what a million years is like) I’d get the response that I have gotten. I’m in shock. The fact so many of you are interested in my story is beyond words. I only wanted to write this story because I knew what it felt like for me (and Carol) to be alone in our journey to have a baby. Many people who knew us and knew what we were doing really couldn’t grasp the full depth of what we were experiencing. There was no reason for them to. But as I was remembering everything we had gone through, I was amazed by the hurdles we crossed and how resilient Carol and I were. And so it was in that message I wanted to send to others through telling my story. It wasn’t about our resiliency (even though that certainly was a part of it). It was more about being able to tell others who may be feeling isolated in their own personal journey that they too had the power to push through any of their obstacles. “We” may not take the path we exactly want. Detours are OK. We also may not even get the end results we wanted. That too is OK. We often fight what is to be “bashert”. We seem to know what is best for us but that is not what is “to be” in our plan. More than anything let go and allow life to happen as it should rather than how you think it ought to be. It doesn’t mean there won’t be road blocks but the strength inside each of us does give us the power to move beyond it. I strongly believe my story is proof of that fact.
Once again, thank you for allowing me to share my story. Thank you to those who have told me they are sharing my story with friends and family. And finally, thank you to my partner for even allowing me to even tell our story.
May the “bashert” be with you. (Sorry, I always have to add my own humor into things.)