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A new baby for Meg

One of the most difficult parts of the TTC journey is when you find out that someone you know is pregnant. Something that is supposed to be so beautiful and so wonderful makes you feel like a shmuck. I have had this experience time and time again over the past 2 years. Oh, did you hear that so-and-so is pregnant, and I immediately think, "of course, how perfect, damn it." Then you feel like an ass for being so mean.

Well, for probably the first time in two long years have I heard of a pregnancy that elicited no jealousy, no anger at God and no feelings of shmukiness. My very dear friend, who has been ttc even longer than me and had moved on to IVF just found out that she is pregnant. And, I truly and deeply feel unabashed happiness for her. She will make a beautiful mother and she so deserves this. As for me, I feel like I have really come full circle. Maybe part of this lesson is supposed to be about, not only patience, but also about true empathy for the struggles of others.

Congratulations Meg!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Mandy 3:23 PM  

Beautifully written Kris. I think you hit it right on the head. Unabashed happiness flows from me as well. Even though my journey is far different than yours (and hers) you both give me great hope. Hugs to you and a huge congrats to Meg!

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