... to bid farewell to this little place I've called home: my sweet, personal blog.
I've been racking my brain about what to do with my blog for months now. Should it continue with a different focus now that I'm at a different place than where I started? Should I be done with it? How do I say goodbye?
Two things happened recently that helped me realize that I need to feel confident about my decision to close this blog.
The first is that I was exchanging emails with my very good friend, Katie. In my very first post on this blog, I wrote about our friendship, which started at age 3. Katie is getting ready to welcome her second child, and as I was smiling and thinking about our childhood friendship, I realized that what Katie and I used to talk about when playing Barbies has come to fruition... we are both mothers. The dream I had for what my life would be like when I was 'all grown up' finally came true, and I am a mom.
The second thing that happened is that I've kept in touch via email with a friend, J, who I met through this blog. She and I struggled through some tough times... and J was always there for me, sending me warm thoughts and amazing friendship. Her dream of motherhood finally came true this summer when she welcomed twins to the world.
It feels SO wrong to just give up writing, but there's truly nothing left for me to write about with regards to the title of this blog.
The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own is complete. It's hard for me to believe I am typing that, and that it's actually true. Three and a half years ago, when I started this blog after years of infertility frustration, I questioned where this journey would lead us.
And now, the word 'blessed' can't even sum it up. Medical bills, failed cycles, surgeries, ovulation tests, betas, HPT after HPT... you gals have been here for me through it all. Mr. D and I were given three beautiful pregnancies - one far too short, and the other two resulting in the most wonderful gifts I could have imagined. Max and Mason are my everything, and our family is complete.
Which is why it finally feels appropriate for me to finally close this blog... the journey to children and building our family is over. Never will I forget what it took for us to bring these children to our lives... infertility has left a permanent scar on my heart. Thinking of those of you still working through your journeys and sending you lots of hugs.
So, what's next for Mrs. D?! Who knows :) What I do know is that I will be focusing on learning more about motherhood, raising my children, being healthy, being the best wife I can be, and continuing my part-time career. It's a good life :)
As I wrap up my 200th post today (wow!!) and bid farewell to this little spot, ladies, I want to thank you. Truly, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have loved every moment of the camaraderie I experienced because of our connections. I would love to stay in touch and will be checking on your blogs; if you're interested, please leave me a comment with your email and I'll send you a note.
Farewell and best wishes to you all :)