Apr 8, 2015

Because it doesn't go away

Ben and me at last year's Walk of Hope
We are officially less than two months away from this year's DC Walk of Hope! After the arrival of Lemon, this is what I'm looking forward to the most in the next few months!

I've talked about how incredible the experience was last year, and how pumped I am to be Co-Chairing the Walk this year, but I don't feel like I'm doing this Walk justice.

When I sit and think about how Resolve has helped me, I am brought to tears.

Infertility cuts at the very core of you - you watch dreams dissolve in doctor's offices, and have your heart shattered by results of a blood draw. You try to persevere, but as you're betrayed by your body over and over again, and you watch others attain so effortlessly what you long for so much, you wonder if what you wish for will ever come true.

I've advocated, and I've walked, and I've learned how to turn a disease into a cause. I've had people tell me, "oh I referred a friend to your blog because she's dealing with PCOS/infertility/miscarriage and I told her she'd be able to relate to your posts." Hearing that makes my heart soar - because no one dealing with infertility walks alone.

Through Resolve I've found my voice. I truly believe I wouldn't be who I am today without them.

This year's Walk will be different for Ben and me; last year, we were mourning our daughter, this year we will be introducing our son. But there are so many warriors that are still in the midst of their battle, and this is why I'm showing up.

Infertility makes you question everything you thought you knew - and even though I am grateful, oh so very grateful for this boy we'll be meeting soon, those feelings don't just go away.

No one walks alone.

But I need your help.

We would be so thankful for a donation to Team Rainbow Baby - every little bit helps - and so grateful for any tweets, facebook likes, or shares you can spare on social media.

And if you're at the Walk on June 6th, come find me - I'd love to meet you. You might be in celebration mode, or grieving, or still fighting your battle - but whatever the case...come as you are.

We will lift you up. We will help you find hope. We are sisters, and friends, and warriors.

And no one walks alone.

(Donate here to Team Rainbow Baby!)

3 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I'm so glad that you found this organization - and that they've got you at their helm as I know you'll do great things for them! I will be thinking of you all that morning when I log my long run miles!

Nora said...

I will definitely be walking that morning, likely donning my Team Cece shirt from last year in support of you and the Walk of Hope! Agree with Lisa- Walk of Hope is lucky to have a co-chair like you. <3

Amber said...

I will definitely be thinking about you that morning and will walk with you from afar!! And I love the term "Rainbow Baby", it's perfect!

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