Monday, July 4, 2011

Infertility doesn't control me anymore.

Once upon a time I wrote an entry talking about the anonymity of my blog.

On a number of occasions I have called this blog my safe place. That the anonymous factor helped me bare all. Except for baring who I really am. And can I really bare all if I'm making exceptions? I've been worried about picking back up with the appointments and losing who I am again. How can I lose myself around here when 'myself' hasn't even been a part of this blog?

I don't know where I came across this saying and normally I like giving credit where credit is due, but this time we'll just have to appreciate it for what it is. I've been saving it for this occasion:

By not putting my face on our infertility struggle, I'm allowing it to continue to control me. I need to own that this is part of my life in order to take the control back.

In my case I need to own that this is part of my life in order to not lose the control again.

There are a number of brave women out there to talk about all the details and are brave enough to do that with a face. You've been an inspiration to me. Whatever conscious/subconscious part of our struggle with infertility that kept me in hiding, has to go. I believe that this is a critical part of the process for me.

Without further ado...

Hi, my name is Sarah and that handsome fella is my husband Jeremy.


  1. That surely makes following your journey that much more personable. You and your hubby make a beautiful couple! Thanks for being brave and putting yourself out there and I'm excited to read more as you start to show more of yourself. :)

  2. Sarah!!!! So fun to put a face to a blog design. :) I am grinning ear to ear for you and Jeremy right now. :)

  3. It's nice to see your face and "meet" you! =)

  4. Yay! You two are adorable!!! I am so glad to finally see you and know you. Glad you joined the 'outs' in the blog world.


  5. Cute pic! You look very similar to the cartoons!!

  6. It's wonderful to meet you! You are so pretty (and Jeremy is very handsome)! So nice to know that Mrs. S is Sarah! That answers one of the questions in my email! Ha ha. :)