Infertility is the loss of an assumed future.
The past five years of our lives have been fertility-centric. All leading up to the big guns – In Vitro Fertilization. IVF was a year long process for us, which was like the slowest roller coaster ride imaginable – filled with mechanical delays and the magical ability to slow down the space-time continuum. Despite a great team of medical professionals – our journey did not end up in success.
But we aren’t victims of the process. We were given a chance and we gave it our all. And oddly enough, I feel grateful for it. We have a new perspective on life and we get to re-write our plan for the future – this time with a little less assumption.
I submitted my story to Melissa’s contest because I wanted a way to capture how much I appreciate the family unit that I do have. I have an awesome husband that supports me through anything my heart desires… with humor & logic (as opposed to my tears & irrationality.) We have a German Shepherd named Valentino that brings joy & exasperation to our lives. And we have two cats – Ren and Tiger – that provide such a sweet, cuddly love. I am so lucky!