Monday, April 26, 2010

Nat. Infertility Awareness Week

Today is the first day of NIAW. There has been a movement on Twitter to try and make #infertility a trending topic today... while there's been many tweets made, unfortunately infertility didn't make it, but I think the event was still a success. I 'met' a lot of IFers whose journeys I am now following, and will be supporting them all the way.

Some of the tweets that I connected the most with....
  • If someone you love is struggling with #infertility, just LISTEN. Don't give advice; give love.
  • Once you start *really* listening, it's amazing how many people struggle with #infertility.  
  • Loss of intimacy. Loss of privacy. Sometimes loss of faith
  • What if adoption wasn't the answer every1 gives 4 #infertility? Nothing wrong w/ adoption but it's only 1 option-don't dismiss our feelings
  • A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
  • I will not let #infertility take my hope. I WILL be a mother.
  • I have 5-6 less FB friends since posting about #infertility.. you can post your uterus pics & I can't talk about IF? 
And something that I want to check out another night... Project IF (Part 2). Anyone can participate - IF or not! Check it out :)

In other news, I got a care package in the mail today from a good friend. It had a super cute springy purse & some Smarties - my comfort chocolate o' choice. It must've killed her to buy the smarties, as she's got a more refined palette than I, but she's an awesome friend, so went with what I like. I'm so lucky to have great friends, especially at times like this.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you liked the package!!! It's the very least I could do. I'll get you hooked on "good" chocolate yet!!!