Thursday, September 18, 2008

I'm Guest Posting Today!

Good morning, y'all! I'm guest posting today about infertility at Shannon's blog, Rocks In My Dryer. I hope you can join us!

If you popped over here after reading my post, then welcome to Kisses of Sunshine! I'd love to hear from you!

And for those who are struggling from infertility, the crazy range of emotions from it, have questions about specific procedures, or are struggling with heart-healing or grief over infertility, I'd be happy to email back and forth with you, or even talk on the phone! You're not alone!

On a side not, be sure to join me tomorrow for my first Friday Finds, and check out a really cool "Find" you might want to add to a Christmas list!!!

Also, I'll be hosting Homemade With Love again this year on October 27, so if you would like to add your link with a great homemade gift idea to my Mr. Linky, please come back and join in on the fun!

And, Shannon ... thank you again for asking me to guest post about a topic near and dear to my heart... Infertility. Girl, you rock!

For now, I ask that you excuse me. I have to go find out why my Mr. Linky's on my past Homemade with Love, and honestly -- there were some fantastic ideas that others have shared! They can't possibly have disappeared for good! No way! Gotta have the linkys!

Have a blessed day, and I'll see you tomorrow...


Donnetta (momrn2) said...

I read your post at Shannon's. What a beautiful and heart touching post. You did an incredible job!

Have a blessed day my friend!

Amanda Wheeler said...

I read your post over at Rock's - it was awesome! My husband and I have been TTC for over a year with PCOS. We got pg the first month off bc, but had a "chemical pregnany". I haven't O'd since. I just finished two round of Clo, both a bust. Waiting to start another.

It's so nice to hear perspective from a Christian! I keep our IF inside - we haven't told hardly anyone- we are very involved in the church and it's just hard. I don't feel like I can talk to anyone about it. All my friends have young children - 7 are currently pregnant - and I work for our church, so I don't feel comfortable talking to the Pastors. It's been very hard! I am going to go see a fertility counselor today, so I hope that helps.

I look forward to more post from you about this subject! You are very encouraging!

Kim ~ My Journey said...

Looking forward to reading your post over at RIMD. I'm sorry that you experienced that, but what a blessing to then share with others.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Anonymous said...

I've never been to your blog before, but I read your guest post and I was so blessed by it. We're thrilled to be an adoptive family, but the pain is still's just nice to be reminded that we're not alone.

Little Missus Sunshine said...

Thank you so much for your honest blog over at RIMD today! I too, am a recovering infertile that struggled with PCOS. God has blessed us with 2 beautiful girls and we are so very thankful. I've been planning a post regarding my history with infertility and I will definitely be linking to your post. Blessings!

andrea_jennine said...

Thanks for writing about infertility so graciously for the wider audience over at Shannon's blog; I'm glad that so many will have a chance to learn a little bit more about those struggles.

Kathy said...

I read your post on Rock's blog - so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. I have sent it on to many friends.

Renee said...

Thank you so much for you post at Rocks, and for your kind comment on my blog. As I commented at Rocks, I really appreciated your post there. It was very gracious and thoughtful. Thank you thank you thank you for writing it.

sarah p said...

Thank you for your open and honest post on Rocks In My Dryer. It is refreshing to hear your story from a Christian perspective. The Lord brought us through a tough year in 2006 - 4 IUIs and 2 IVFs. The last IVF resulted in our beautiful son, Jackson. He's ten months old now and I thank the Lord for him everyday. I cannot believe what a miracle he is!

Although I have not experienced all that you have, I can empathize with you on some of the feelings that you've had. You wrote the post very well and I wish some of my friends could've read that when we were going through it! (Even though they didn't know that what they were saying was hurtful)
I would love to have another child, but I'm scared to death to start the emotional journey all over again. We used up all of our frozen embryos, so we would have to start over. I would love to stay in contact with you. Although I haven't written about our infertility on my blog, feel free to check it out. You can see pictures of our son.
Thank you for your ministry!

sarah p said...

by the way, my blog is

Stacey said...

Hi there -
Thank you for your post at RIMD. I was wondering if someone would be writing on this topic.

I have 2ndary infertility. We had two back to back and have been infertile since my youngest was born 4.5 years ago. We always wanted a large family, and have had two failed adoptions and two miscarriage all within the last 18 months.

I have PCOS and MTHFR.

My kids both started school this year: oldest in kindergarten, youngest right behind her in pre-k. Right now I am in an acute stage of what I have dubbed EAS (empty arm syndrome). Never did I picture myself at daily mass after dropping the "older" kids at school and being without a babe in arms. Coming back to the house is lonely and WAY TOO QUIET. It is very, very painful some days. And others not so bad. I feel at times that I am in a cocoon of hurt that no one can see. Most people see me and say, "How wonderful to finally have this time, what ARE you doing with yourself??" (etc.) and I feel like screaming at them how torturous this has been - this EAS. I feel very angry about it a lot. And cheated. And sad. And unworthy. And yuk. How's that for whining and dumping it all out on the table?

Anyways, thank you for sharing so eloquently about our cross.

Anonymous said...

I came to your blog through your post at Rocks. I just wanted to let you know that you ARE an encourager. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

Stacey said...

(Not the same Stacey who already commented)
Thanks for your amazing contribution. I found your post through Andrea_Jennine's link to the Rocks blog. Anyway, it was great and I posted a link on my facebook page in hopes that my friends would read it and have some insight into our painful struggle with recurrent miscarriage. I appreciate your words and your heart. Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

thanks for your post. we are going through secondary infertility at the moment and thankfully have the support of some good friends.

the comment that i dislike the most is when people say 'do you have just the one child?' what do they mean JUST the one! She is a precious one, the only one but never JUST the one. One is awesome! I would love more but I rejoice in the one!