by katelin on April 23, 2014


As if I didn’t know it already, I’ve got some good people in my life.


When I got home Sunday night I discovered a FedEx envelope with my name on it. I opened up and immediately started crying (happy tears). Three of my girlfriends had gone in together and gotten me a gift certificate to the spa I’m already going to this Friday for my birthday.

Our mailbox also ┬áincluded sweet birthday cards and even just some “Thinking of You” cards (and I cried again).

Yesterday when I got home from work there was a sweet homemade card that made me teary. And when I walked in the door there was a package that basically reduced me to more tears. (I’m emotional – can you tell?).

Becky, my fellow infertility warrior, sent me one of the most thoughtful and amazing care packages I’ve ever received. It wasn’t for my birthday (although she did add in that note), but rather it was for the loss of the IUI, the struggle that Matt and I are going through and her way of saying she’s there for us even though we live so far away from each other. At this point I’ll probably cry whenever I do get to meet Becky.

One of the things Becky gave me was a Key necklace that has the word BELIEVE engraved on it. It was a necklace that had been given to her and she passed it on to me. She wants me to BELIEVE, in whatever I need the message to be.

And it couldn’t have come at a better time.

I am trying to Believe every day. To keep my head up, and that key is a very wonderful and visual reminder.


Also, in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week I’m over on Becky’s blog today talking a little bit about what Infertility means to me.




happy wednesday!

Posted in Sparkling Revelations
  • I’m so glad you’re feeling the love from all around – let it lift you up! Tangible, visual reminders work so well for me – good to know we’re brain twins in this aspect as well! (Also, yes to the crying when we meet. For real!)

    And thanks so much for answering my questions for the post today!


  • I am so glad to hear that you have all the love around you.

    I’ve been so out of the loop this past year, but I’m here if you ever need to talk anything. <3

  • Becky is the best at sending care packages. And she always makes me cry; she’s a genuine, true friend, that one.


  • Ack – I cried reading this. I love people. I’m so sorry you are having to go all through this madness, but it is nice that in the midst of that, you can get some reminders that folks are awesome.

  • kim

    “Believe” was my mantra during the tough IF times. I even made a wooden sign with it on there that still hangs in my bedroom.

    Belief is so much stronger than people can even imagine.

  • This is so sweet and heartbreaking and hopeful, all at the same time. One of my fall-back mantras when I’m in the dumps is “I believe…” It almost doesn’t matter what I believe, as long as it is something better than where I currently am, ya know?

    Love and hugs,

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