I haven’t been blogging for years, but I’m ready to jump back in, rather I’ve been ready, but just could not for various reasons that I’ll likely get into later. This blog has always been about infertility and I’ve never wanted to share kids on here because well, that can be painful when you are in the trenches; however, life has changed a lot, I’ve changed a lot and I have a ton to say, not just about infertility, though that will always be close to my heart.
Since I last wrote we have adopted a son, fought a two-year battle to have his adoption finalized, and caused me more anxiety than I ever understood. I’ve had marital ups and downs with lots of crazy growth there. We have a new dog that we rescued, we have zero cats. My daughter who was conceived via IVF has not only gone to preschool but is now in Kindergarten. I started an infertility group that began meeting IRL, but now is all online, though we try to meet up for dinner sometimes, schedules don’t seem to be cooperating with us lately. The group started with just a few people and is over 200 now, where a lot of babies have been born and some have been lost. That community has been a life-line to me and I hope it’s giving back as much as it’s giving. Having that and getting to interact there and share, it's like I always keep a piece of Layla and Michael alive.
We have moved from Texas back to Louisiana WOO HOO!!! I have delved into a network marketing business and done something I was always terrified of, which is sales. I’m with a new company that focuses on clean products and getting chemicals eliminated from our self-care products, which is huge. I actually found out today that when the company started only 11 chemicals were banned from makeup and skincare and with the help of our company it is now up to 30!!!! Still such a long way to go, but progress is always good!
I want to share beauty products here, but that won’t be my main goal. My main goal will be to share about life and how perhaps what we thought was the fairy tale really wasn’t at all. I’ve always been real here and life is a beautiful ride, but it is in fact, quite the ride. I want to share hilarious things my kids say and do because seriously those fools are so funny! No doubt I’ll talk about marriage, friendship, small groups, and motherhood, life, those are the things I want to talk about, the nitty gritty thing about life and love and loss and struggle and laughter and hope. All of it.