Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Five years

Lavender Luz reminded me that it is my blogoversary. It's been 5 years since T was diagnosed with a balanced translocation and since my first miscarriage. I cannot believe that much time has passed. It truly boggles my mind.

My family did not end up where I expected it to at the beginning of this journey. These days I sometimes wonder if I could go back and not endure infertility and wonder if I would. I have always said that I wish I didn't go through all of our trials and tribulations, but I honestly believe all of our trouble has made me a different kind of parent than I would have been had my family come easily to me. I wouldn't be completely different, but I don't think I would be able to as easily take a step back during the tedium, minutia and frustrating moments of parenting and realize how lucky I am.

So, here's to appreciating the wonder of children. They're exhausting but so very worth it.


Heather said...

Happy blogoversary!

Sue said...

Happy blogoversary to you, and H. looks adorable, as always. Parenthood is totally worth it.

Delenn said...

Happy Blogoversary!

ultimatejourney said...

Happy Blogoversary! This is a weird time of year for me, too, with the anniversary of B's surgery (4 years now, crazy.)

I think I am a better parent as a result of all this crap too. Or at least that's what I tell myself so I don't feel like it's all for naught :)