I am so glad I've been wearing my bloggin' pants through this, because I know it will be so nice to read back on this roller coaster part of our life. Much like our infertility stuff, I'm gonna write about the highs and lows of it all. I don't share my lows for any other reason than to ground myself, gain perspective, and most of all, to remind myself to be thankful when things are all good in the hood. I know it's human nature, but I've always gravitated toward focusing on the negative aspects of life. Womp, womp. I need to be reminded of the good and bad, to maintain a healthy balance.
Let's talk about life for a hot minute, shall we? And not just mine. Life in general. It's weird. That's my unofficial tagline. Life. Is. Weird. I got life-is-weird news from three close friends this past week. One is deep in the throes of marriage troubles. Another was diagnosed with a funky disease that will affect her life from here on out. And another friend just found out her sweet six month old baby boy is not developing, and it is requiring intense physical therapy. There are times when I just want to be selfish and yell, "I don't want to know about this stuff!" How awful does that sound? Really awful. It's not how I truly feel, and I promise it's just a tiny fraction of it. In the end I am always humbled and honored, that in my friend's time of need, I am the one they seek out for comfort and advice. I am the one they trust with their life-is-weird moments. We all have our things. Babies aren't conceived with ease. We lose a parent way too soon. Our marriages get tested. We get sick. I am proud to be the person that allows my friends be vulnerable. They let me love and encourage them through tough times. And of couse, I get to rejoice right along side them when things are awesome too. I've chosen an amazingly fierce group of men and women as my friends. They are, without a doubt, the reason I am as strong as I am.