Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blog Award

I am so excited.....Edens Flower Garden gave I AM a blog award!
I have never gotten a blog award so this is exciting for me and made my day. :)
Eden's Flower Garden is a craft blog with some really fun and smart ideas!
If you have little girls (or big girls) in your life be sure to take a peek at this incredibly cute and clever idea for bows.
Thank You for the Award Meka!
Here are the rules:
1. Put the award on your blog.
2. Include a link to the person who gave you the award.
3. Nominate 6 or more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know they have an award on your blog.

I want to give this award to:
1. therhouse for promoting adoption so beautifully and for helping me promote waiting children every Monday.
2. Where the Wild Things Are for making me laugh, smile or cry on a regular basis and I LOVE the quote she has on the right side of her blog.
One of my favorite posts on her blog is this one....still makes me laugh!
3. The Missing Piece for her honest posts about life as a foster parent. I learn alot by reading about her experiences.
4. Musings of an Evil Social Worker for sharing what it is like to be a social worker. Helps me remember to cut social workers some slack. :)
5. Adoption & Foster Care: My Personal Experiences for promoting foster care and adoption.
6. Donnie & Me Plus 3! for making me smile. I love their pictures and blog layout and just really enjoy visiting it!
7. Because I Can't Have Babies for educating others about infertility. Savannah has got some great posts and Youtube clips ...take a peek!

Friday, July 10, 2009

What infertility took.

Today as I was browsing through friends facebook photos and keeping up with what is happening in their lives I realized something infertility took from me.....it took TIME. So much focus into family building....so much pain to work through.....it all took time away from enjoying life, education, goals that I could have made and met....it changed the way my life would be in the future.

We are still family building....still doing what we can and feel directed to do to add another child to our family. A great deal of energy goes into fostering and our roles in FSA. I don't regret any of what we have been through....or what I have learned and I am incredibly grateful for the growth that has occurred the past 11 years. I just wish I could have known what I know now so I could have planned better. But I realize there is no way I could have known. I was blessed to get through it like I did...intact and stronger. But today I realized infertility has left its mark in very unsuspecting places.