Happy ICLW ! I look forward to having news of blogs I read during the ICLW week and discovering new blogs. My (blog) name is Terry Elisabeth, I will be turning 36 in August. I don’t drive, don’t have an Ipod, don’t have a TV or a stereo. Bless the internet. I love cupcakes. I participate in many memes. And I blog in French and English. If you want to read posts in French, there is a widget to translate it in English and a page of Québécois language to help you with untranslatable words. Yep. Québécois. Vive la poutine !
I started participating in ICLW because I liked the idea of having a long list of blogs to read and comment and receiving visits as well. During that first week, I discovered it was all about infertility…and I decided to continue visiting and participate in ICLW because it has changed me. I can’t describe how. It has broadened my horizon. It finally answered questions I dared not ask. Around me I have people who are infertile, had miscarriages, took what looks like forever to get pregnant. And I was told by my mom it was impolite, rude, to ask questions. The person would be sad. So I never asked questions. But in my experience (as an adult), it does no good to act like everything is okay when it’s not. I think that by asking questions we allow the other person to talk. Sure this person will be sad and being sad is okay. Angry too. But asking questions is a way of being there. Being present. I think that reading all those blogs has made me a bit more attentive and caring. It was very difficult to read the posts at first. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you guys.
I hope none of this sounds condescending or I don’t know what. I’m sorry if it does. It is not my intention. Enough tiptoeing, this is me being honest. 🙂
I don’t have kids yet. I plan to. I can hear you laugh. This is something of a miracle, it can’t be planned. What I mean to say is I hope to have some.
Oh and I think Céline Dion should give money to infertility research !!