When worlds collide: our fertility story without a happy ending … yet!

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Have you ever imagined telling a personal story or making a confession?

our fertility storyIn the small hours of the night, when the seeds of the story begin to germinate, somehow the telling sounds better in your imagination. Such was the pattern of my thoughts a few nights ago, when I lay choked up with emotion and puffy-eyed, and Hubby suggested that I finally tell this story.

Deep disappointment is both difficult to carry alone and equally heavy to tell. Yes, we have told our immediate families and a couple of close friends. They have supported us in the best way they know how – sometimes helpful, at other times not so helpful, but always heartfelt. Continue reading When worlds collide: our fertility story without a happy ending … yet!

Tea and the waiting game!

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis

“Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. From five o’clock to eight is on certain occasions a little eternity; but on such an occasion as this the interval could be only an eternity of pleasure.”

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Waiting for time to pass with a cup of tea in hand

Still waiting and counting the days. 5 days until the big ‘test’.  7 days until building completion and I can finally clean up my house. 11 days until my birthday  – I thought I’d include that, but I’m not really counting. 18 days until my family arrives. I wait, I wait, for a very important date!

The only way I’m able to deal with the current wait is to pop the kettle on and have a cuppa. Join me if you like.

p.s. Though frustrated, I’m trying not to wish time away as I firmly believe it’s the only time we have. It’s precious.

Continue reading Tea and the waiting game!