Thank you so much for all your sweet, supportive comments on my IVF posts. I went back and forth for weeks thinking about whether I would share our experience. I finally said to myself, “The women who read this blog are pretty much the best group of women I have ever “met” in my life. They will be kind. They will be gentle. Even if my emotions are heavy, and my experiences are not bright, shiny and happy, they will somehow try to understand where I am coming from and accept me.

Acceptance is such an important part of life. We strive to feel accepted. To be accepted. No one likes or wants to be judged harshly. I am no different. Actually, sometimes, I am overly aware of how others perceive me. But, for some reason, on this blog, I am able to open my heart and let it out. I share things here that I don’t share with anyone. I allow myself a level of vulnerability that I would never allow in real life. I am not a big sharer in real life. Friends throughout the years have described me as “mysterious”, “hard to get to know”, and “private”. I think they’ve said nicer things about me, too, but naturally, those are the descriptions that can keep me up late at night, deep in thought.

You guys are getting the real deal. Thank you for accepting me and loving me. It means more than I can ever possibly put into words. Through sharing my story, I hope I can help someone out there who may be reading along and needing support, too.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, friends! 




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    August 31, 2012

    Always here for ya! Email, chat, text, whatever! One of these days we'll do tea when I'm in town. πŸ™‚

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    Chanel Jibal

    August 31, 2012

    Glad you're comfortable and feel a sense of security here on your blog. The fact is unlike life…. Most people to visit you here and connect with you are supporters of you. Have a good holiday!

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    Jami Kirby

    September 1, 2012

    I think you are so strong and I thank you for sharing. I will pray for you and L that your wish will come true to have a beautiful healthy baby!! Thanks for the Add!! πŸ™‚

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    e.louise {Liz}

    September 5, 2012

    Carly, I had not commented on your recent posts yet, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your story and words- I know that there are women reading who can truly empathize. You are an amazing, strong person!!

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    September 12, 2012

    As always, thinking of you! And I think you are such a strong women and amazing for sharing all that you do!