We always thought we would have kids. We started trying when we believed we were ready. A month went by, then two months, six months, a year. Nothing happened.

Something was wrong, but nobody could tell us what - and they still can't to this day. We tried IVF three times but our results were not good. We were devastated.

Eighteen months after our last IVF cycle, we knew we would not be having our own children. And, somehow, we have moved to a life that is much different to the one we thought we'd have.

This blog is about what we do now we know we won't be having children - the thoughts, dreams, realities, sorrows, and joys that have become our new life path.

I hope you will enjoy what I will be sharing, and I hope that if you are at the point where life without children is a reality for you, that you might find some hope and inspiration here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I'm back...again!

I didn’t mean to…

Really…I didn’t mean to disappear from entering blog posts…

This past year has been one of big, big changes. It took a lot longer than expected, but we finally moved to be closer to our two year old nephew last July.

It was a huge, but good, step for us. Our new home is near wetlands where I walk our two dogs every day (they love it – although Ari the big dog is a little wary of the ducks! He is not the world's bravest dog...).

What has been my excuse since July? I’ll be honest – I have been a little unconfident as to whether I have anything of real value to say. I have told myself that what I have to say isn’t really very good and that I can’t write anyway – so why bother?

Then I realised that I had 24 likes on Facebook for “When You Can’t Have Kids” and I didn’t know some of the people who liked it. I could look at it like it is “only” 24 likes, but it has been an incredible boost for me to come back to blogging.

We in that category of wanting kids but not being able to have them don’t have very many places to call home – so perhaps I can provide a little bit of shelter? It won’t be a mansion – more like a log cabin somewhere in the woods by a lake with a pot of tea on the fire, but you are all welcome here.

Thank you for boosting my spirits.

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