came in through phone calls where my girlfriends had much to say, their thoughts and stories impossible to capture in any form of correspondence.
Each conversation, some brief and some a half hour-long were all steeped with memory-provoking stories which, still resulted in me crisscrossing my legs and arms. Now laughter and gratitude peppered our talks as we also buoyed each others’ new endeavors. Right before we hung up each one reiterated their wish.
“I wish people would simply shut up and hug the other person, I mean a real hug, a nice long one where the person can just fall into you.”
“I wish more people understood, that ‘I’m so sorry’ goes a long way.”
“I wish folks hugged more.”
“I wish for people to listen to each other more.”
I also received this comment on the blog (thank you!) and wanted to share it:
“I wish for any women undergoing infertility to find a support group, online or in real life to lean on, to hear her when no one else will listen. To not feel she has to smile through her tears or be made to feel terrible because she cannot sit through another baby shower. I wish that she remember her worth as a woman is not measured by her ability to conceive. I wish that she remember that she can still plan vacations and be romantic with her husband just because without having to monitor her cycle every waking second. I wish that she not waste hours upon hours Googling for the top 10 ways to get pregnant or every crazy potion on the market. I wish she could just love and appreciate what she has in the moment and not put off enjoying her life until she can have a child.”
Thank you so much to all of you who sent a wish!