Two years ago I had just started this blog. And though my sarcasm and, at the time, dark sense of humor may have masked it, I was hurting badly. I had lost a third child. I didn't have any answers. And I had no faith that anything would ever be right in my world again. I found grrl's relatively new blog just a few weeks earlier, and she had bouyed my spirit by letting me know that it was okay to be so bitter you could do nothing but laugh. In the months that followed, led by the advice and knowledge of my new internet community, I found a great RE and got a smattering of those answers I was looking for.
Last year found me in a tailspin of a different sort. I was very pregnant and hand just be told that I had placenta increta that would likely require a hysterectomy, and thus end my childbearing (though not necessarily child-having) years. I was freaked out and scared and thinking "why me?" again. But I knew that my baby was safe and she was on her way. So it was still a much better place to be than the preceeding year.
This year I find myself with the most precious baby girl I could have ever asked for, AND a uterus! My life is a collection of blessings that I never even allowed myself to dream would come true. And while things are not necessarily perfect, my family is for the moment safe, happy, and healthy. I cannot imagine that it gets any better than this.
And for all of you who're reading this, I wish you the same: blessings that exceed your highest aspirations.
Here's to a remarkable 2006!