Fertile Journeys

May 28, 2009


Filed under: Random — by lhoham @ 8:00 pm

I’m really lucky. I have a lot of great friends. Without these friends I would be unable to make it through the really rough times, but also enjoy the great times. So here’s to my friends (pay attention Mom & Dad – you, too, are two of my great friends)!

Thank you for listening.

Thank you for being there.

Thank you for laughing with (and at) me.

Thank you for NOT laughing with (and at) me.

Thank you for baking cookies when I can’t (for fear of burning the house down AND without the use of one hand).

Thank you for going to the doctor’s with me when DH (dear husband) can’t.

Thank you for coaxing me out of my shell.

Thank you for letting me stay inside my shell.

Thank you for letting me rant.

Thank you for slapping me silly when I’m being rediculous.

Thank you for including me.

Thank you for accepting me.

Thank you for talking to me for hours on end.

Thank you for reveling in my joys.

Thank you for taking some of the burden of the pain away.

Thank you for your honesty.

Thank you for your loyalty.

My friends are like family to me. I hope they realize how much they mean to me. Whether you are near or far, I care deeply about you. For without you, the last year and a half would be unbearable.

It’s so interesting where life takes you – I never could have guessed that I would be living where I am and have the amazing friends that I do – both near and far. Sometimes I like to look back on my life and see just where it has taken me and the funny twists and turns it has taken to get me here. So, in my life (as in everyone’s I would imagine) I don’t always feel lucky. Things happen or don’t happen and it certainly doesn’t go as planned. But you know what? I am blessed with these wonderful people in my life that somehow make things okay in the end.

And on the topic of friends, I have a number of friends who are, or have been, experiencing infertility. We all meet up on an online message board that we call SK. One of my SK friends, Kari, is having a rough time. After trying to get pregnant for 9 years with 15+ cycles of IUI, she is finally pregnant with Quads! Yes, count `em – that’s four babies. And while her and her husband, Ben, are on cloud 9, they were recently faced with a whole new challenge. About a week ago, Ben was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He started Chemo on Sunday and will continue that for six months. Kari is on bed rest with the quads and they live in a rural community which requires significant travel to both of their doctors. I share this with you because I hope you will please keep Kari and Ben in your thoughts and prayers. I am so confident they will pull through this, but they need everyone’s help. If you are so inclined, please visit the Support Ben & Kari website or facebook page. And on a lighter SK note, congrats to all the ladies who got great news today!!! It was a big day on the SK front! A special congrats to Mandy who had her little Ada Ann today at 8:23AM – we all can’t wait to “meet” her!



  1. What a wonderful post!

    Comment by Tkeys — May 28, 2009 @ 9:52 pm |Reply

  2. You have it all wrong…we are the lucky ones 😉

    Comment by MJ — May 29, 2009 @ 7:20 pm |Reply

  3. Yeah, MJ’s is right, totally! We are the lucky ones. You guys are amazing. We’ll always be there for you and know thata one day soon, we’ll be celebrating. Love you. Mom

    Comment by Mom — May 30, 2009 @ 2:11 pm |Reply

  4. I don’t know what I would do without my RL and my Internet friends. Crazy and locked up some where for sure!

    Comment by Eve — June 1, 2009 @ 2:44 pm |Reply

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