Tuesday, June 16, 2009

10 Years Ago...

10 years ago our worries consisted of which boy we liked…which boy liked us…what we were doing on the weekend. 10 years ago we supported each other throughout all our hard times, the breakups…the crushes…studying for test...being grounded…all of the normal “high school struggles”.

10 years later, today, our worries consist of the next fertility treatment…will we be the only one at our high school reunion that doesn’t have a child…will we make it to the parenthood chapter in our lives? 10 years later, today, we support each other throughout all our hard times, the negative pregnancy test, the dreaded AF, the progesterone levels, the hard symptoms of Clomid….all of the normal “trying to conceive struggles”.

10 years ago, Rosemary and myself started this notebook…

We wrote back in forth in the notebook exchanging it daily. I never realized how much of an impact that notebook would have on me 10 years later…this past weekend she brought me something to read, it was the notebook. She still had it! We read though some of it together and laughed so hard at how dramatic we were about things…about how serious we took these “high school boyfriends”. I took the book home that night and stayed up reading the whole thing.

We changed a lot in 10 years, we grew up, got married to amazing men…but one thing remains the same, our support system and our friendship.


10 years ago if you asked us if we would be in the “same” situation 10 years later we would have laughed. God knew what he was doing when he gave us infertility-he knew that with each other by our sides we can get through this. Rosemary supported me and has been that shoulder I needed to cry on more than I can count throughout my life. It’s bittersweet that she is by my side now. I am extremely happy that I can confide in her and she can understand my feelings; however I’m tremendously sad she too is going through this journey.

This past weekend while reading our notebook I was flooded with so many emotions—thank you Rosie for saving that; we have been through so much together and we will get through this as well :) Love you!

12 comments:

Penny1215 said...

Oh my goodness. How I wish that I had some memories like this from highschool. How amazing for you guys!!

Kristi said...

That is really neat. It is great to have close friends, and even ones that can relate to your struggles. God has a plan for both of you, and speaking from your shoes a year ago, it is hard to accept his plan and timing. Hang in there. I am praying for you daily.

Chell said...

My daughter did this in Jr High with her friends, at the end of the school year or when they are full I put then in a rubbermaid container....today they are fun to her, but one day she will cherish them... just as you are :)

Melissa said...

How wonderful and what a story you can share with your kids. I know God is going to bless you this summer. All the best Melissa

About the Milams said...

That was so sweet. It made me wanna cry! I was telling Rosemary today that me and Ben past a notebook back and forth between our schools and i know i got it around here somewhere!!! You make me wanna go dig it out and blow the dust off it!

the need for a father? said...

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Melody said...

That is SO sweet! I"m glad you got something so positive this week. You deserved it!

Lauren Kelly said...

Sooooo precious!!!!!! What a treasure!

Princess Kinley said...

Jeffrey (believe it or not) has a whole rubbermaid bin of nothing but old high school notes!!!!!! its amazing & embarassing still but awesome that we still have them! oh the DRAMA we all went through-scars for life!! haha

Rosie said...

I'm just now reading your post...
I cannot believe everything we went through, that we can sit back today and look back on everything and actually READ everything! I couldn't have picked a better person to share those memories and make new ones with. You are an inspiration to me and although we are both going through infertility, I'm glad it's you beside me!
Love you!!

Veronica said...

Sounds like you have a pretty special friend in Rosemary. What a precious gift to have something so special to be able to read and look back at where you've been. Hopefully one day soon you'll be able to share in the joys of motherhood together as well!

Crystal said...

Precious memories for sure, too sweet!!!

Still praying for you girl!!!


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