Thursday, February 26, 2009
Infertility Bloggers + Warm Socks = LOVE
I've mentioned before that Peanut didn't come easily for Gboy and me. In fact, the wait was long enough to technically put us in the "infertile" category in the U.S. During what felt like that interminable wait, I read a lot of infertility blogs. I was trying to learn as much as I could about our situation and our options; that's how I deal with things - research and research some more. But more than that, I found a community of people with a great deal of compassion for one another. Despite our different approaches to building our families (and there are oh-so-many paths and outcomes), I found an immense amount of understanding, encouragement and sympathy. I don't know how I would have endured the wait for Peanut without the words of all my fellow infertility (IF) bloggers.
Now, if you're at all familiar with the community of infertility bloggers, you may have discovered Kym's blog already. If you haven't seen her blog, I highly recommend stopping by for some interesting reading. She's been through a lot as she and her husband Frank struggled to have kids; and now she's working on being a surrogate mom to help another couple add a child to their family. Also, Kym is just plain old funny and it sounds like her husband Frank should be on FoodTV. There's a lot to uncover on her blog!
Anyway, Kym (aka "The Smart One") had this wonderful idea to further expound on and demonstrate how warm and fuzzy the community can be - supporting one another through cycles, treatments, adoptions, surrogacy, etc. She's coordinating a sock exchange. I know!!! Great idea no? If you're at all interested in participating, click on the badge above or stop by her blog to learn how you can both give and receive a pair of socks along with a whole lotta love!