Monday, November 18, 2013

Home From Vacay

I'm just settling into my routine from my trip to Virginia. Thankfully I do not return to work till Thursday so I have some extra time to play catch up. 

I briefly caught up with some blogs this morning and my heart broke one thousand times over for my friend Holly at Oh Baby, Baby. Holly lost sweet Jude her last remaining triplet at 21 weeks. If you could take a second to stop over and send her some love and prayers. Im praying for her peace and for love to surround her and her family during a time that I can not fathom. Her faith is surely being tested. 

Switching to some happier things going on in IF-Ville- Where Is That Bird? and Not Pregnant and Pissed! both are celebrating their BFP's! Yay for some wins in infertility land because the losses have been plentifully and heart wrenching lately. Its nice to be reminded that while we are surround by bad-awful-unfathomable losses and pain there still are some happy bright spots shining through the storms. 

I have a lot more catching up to do still, but Im pretty sure the hubby wants food and I need to go grocery shopping at some point today so I must tear my self away. 

My trip to Virginia was absolutely amazing. The women I met with were all running the Richmond Marathon and Half-Marathon. I met all these women on the interwebs and it is truly amazing how close we are and just how much we have in common. 

Nicole, Kelly, Holly and Myself


Missing from our group of five is my dear friend Alexis who lost both her Grandfather and then a Grandmother within about a weeks time and needed to be home with her family. If you could send a prayer out to Alexis as she recovers from the losses of her loved one too. 

Nicole and Holly ran the half marathon and Kelly ran the full marathon. These women are true inspirations and I am so blessed to be able to call them some of my best friends. 

I pretty much ran all over Richmond in my Ugg boots. I learned something valuable about being a spectator- dress as though you are also running or walking a marathon because in order to see everyone you must travel on foot all over the place. 

Nicole, Holly, Cait, Kelly, Angel, Jessica, Me and Annette 
We went to dinner one night with other friends that some of us met online and friends in real life. Angel ran the marathon and Jessica also ran the half. Annette trekked all over the town with me to watch over awe-inspiring friends run. 

We spent the weekend drinking wine and talking- it was like a therapy session. It was a meeting amongst friends that I will never forget and I feel like pieces of my heart are currently scattered across the country. 

I have a goal to run a half with these women soon :) 

In IVF news I received my packet of blood work and paper work and scripts. I need to take some time and read it over. Rob went and had his blood work taken care of today and I will go tomorrow. 

I hope this week brings some peace and love to everyone. If you are currently hurting I hope that you can feel the love of others surrounding you. 

35 comments:

  1. I know, my heart is just broken for Holly. What a horrible, horrible turn of events.

    I hope you had a good time in Virginia - I too have a goal to run a marathon (hopefully next year!) but it is SUPER daunting!

    Good luck with your IVF paper/blood work - hopefully this brings you to your BFP!

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    1. I loved Virginia! I'm not sure when I will get my half, but as long as I am allowed to run I am going to pretend like I am actually training for one!

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  2. Cheers for a wonderful time with friends. I am so saddened by Holly's news definitely continue to pray for her and Darren. Also I am glad to here things are moving along with the ivf blood work! I hope it's all great news, you are on your way friend!! So excited for you!

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    1. I can not wait to meet up with you too!! Soon!

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  3. So sad about the losses, but happy to hear about the BFP and the fact that you had a great weekend! Love those pictures - how sweet that you met some of these girls online. I admire you that you want to do a half as well - that is AWESOME!! Glad that you received everything in the mail!!

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  4. Thank you for mentioning me! And I'm glad that you had such a great time with friends. Your IVF is right around the corner!

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  5. Sounds like you had a great get away. Amazing how refreshing a little vacation can be! I'm looking forward to hearing about how your IVF journey goes.

    PS I think I sent you a friend request on facebook

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    1. I love a little vacay even if its just a weekend get away!

      Ive been looking for your friend request, but havent seen it yet!

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    2. Sorry, actually I sent you a message. I couldn't find the spot to add you as a friend. I was thinking if you get the message you can click on my page and add me. Maybe? Not sure.

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    3. Ohh I bet its in my folder I have to go onto the computer to look for that. I will check tonight when I get off of work!

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  6. So glad you had a great vacation. You deserved it. I hope you enjoy the next few days off!

    Heartbreaking news about Holly. It's so unfair.

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    1. It really is unfair! It was so nice to get away for a few days!

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  7. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip!
    So sad to hear about Holly. I will have to check out her blog and send her some love.
    I hope and pray for the best in our upcoming cycle!

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    1. My heart just aches for Holly and Darren. My trip was so very nice!

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  8. Looks like a fun time. GL with your 1/2 marathon goal. I did it only once and it's nice to just say you did it ya know? I'm sure it will be a great bonding experience for you!

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    1. I know what you mean! I am training now like I plan to run one, Im just not really sure when that will be.

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  9. I feel so terrible for Holly, too. There's just too much heartbreak and unfairness in the world sometimes.
    Glad to hear you had some happy times on vacay!

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    1. Thanks it was a wonderful get away!

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  10. Hi from ICLW. I can see you are a warm supporter not only of bloggers but of your friends in real life.

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    1. Aww thanks and thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Hi there! Just stopped in from ICLW and wanted to wish you luck on your upcoming IVF!

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  12. Hi from ICLW. Good luck on running your half.

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    1. Thanks and thank you for stopping by!

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  13. Hi Kasey! Good luck on both your IVF and half marathon plans. For me the best thing about running is that you can think through the world while you do it. I ran my first half two months ago and am planning for the second one (next summer) already :-)

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    1. Its amazing all the thoughts that go through your mind while running. Its like a therapy session without talking to anyone, but yourself.. and I love it!

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  14. Hello! Stopping by from ICLW. I noticed you are doing Nano.. me too! I am around 38,000 at this point. Good luck on your next steps during this journey!

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    1. Nano is making me crazy town lol. Its got my mind running a thousand miles a minute over what I want to convey with my story lol.

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  15. Life of an Army Wife just got a positive beta too! Mine is getting drawn tomorrow, so we might have a lot of BFP's to start out November's ICLW!!

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    1. I just caught up on that! So happy for her too! Lots of BFP's are a nice change of pace!

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  16. Thanks for the shout out lady! Running a half marathon would be amazing!

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