Hilarious Dog Mom shoot
My mom is great- she indulged me in taking some really fun dog-maternity shots, lol.
Violet will do anything for food. Like... anything.
(I don't post these to make fun of mom pictures, I'm just doing it for fun, guys. So don't get all internet-y-offended.)
But I *have* always wanted to take overly dramatic portrait style pictures with Vi, lol. I think being forthright with my childlessness is fine, even good. Bringing awareness to infertility is important. I think helping others find community when they're struggling is vital. If I hadn't known that there were other people like me in my community I would have been even more miserable than I already was.
So I'm here. I'm here for you, I'm here for me. I'm here for the people who don't even know that they're here yet- that are still in denial. Just know that it's ok. You'll be ok. Even when you're not ok, it's ok.
Just take care of yourself. You'll get to a better place.
I never thought I'd get to a mental space where I was comfortable with being infertile, with being childless, and with "just" being an aunt. A wife. A sister and a daughter. I'm important as I am, and I'm ok with it. I only wish that other people felt that way too. So I will continue to try to help them see why that's so important to me.