All I wanna say is thank you.
Thank you to everyone for all your virtual hugs and love and encouragement and perspective the other day when I was so cranky. I was gently reminded that if you have wanted something really REALLY badly (whether it is a ring on your finger, a new baby, a house, a new job or pretty much anything in this world that you don’t have immediately), and had to experience that feeling for one month or one decade, that we have all felt that stinging pain of the wait. And that sting can bring us together. It gives us a common thread. a bond. a rich tie to one another that transcends age, race, and situation. I love that. I love being threaded together with you.
And I loved all your emails. even the ones from the dudes that are waiting for the right moment to pop the question. even the ones from the now grandmas who waited decades to finally get their first. even the ones from the girls who finally got the medical answer to why they aren’t pregnant already. even the ones from the hundreds of friends who have miscarried, lost their husbands after finding out they are expecting, waiting on husbands for years to be ready, waiting on boyfriends for years to get down on one knee, and those of you that are just simply in the same boat as me. You are amazing amazing people. And I am glad we are rockin this life boat together.
And I loved the suggestion of a prepregnancy bucket list…so at the risk of sounding like a lush, I did one. I forgot to add – do twenty photoshoots that require laying on my belly Yeah…I am booking those crazy things already! But I know that there are other great ideas out there for a pre-sperminated bucket list – What did I miss?