Tag Archive for Friendship

Dear Friend

You have been with me on this journey for a few years now. You have watched me cry, get angry, frustrated or sometimes just silently grieve through the pain of infertility. Your strength and your reassurance have been graciously received, even if I have not always told you so. I am comforted by the knowledge that you are always there… Read more →

Forever Friends

Throughout the past two weeks, I have been back to my hometown, just north of Brisbane, in Redcliffe, Australia. Living in the United Kingdom, my visits home are sometimes over twelve months apart. Nevertheless, I always love coming, enjoying the sunshine by the beachside and spending time with as many friends that time permits. I consider myself very fortunate that… Read more →

Love to Conquer All

I am currently in Australia with my family, where there is a very public debate occurring over legalising gay marriage. What I don’t understand is why we are even discussing this matter. Are we truly debating the desire for two people to demonstrate their love through a long-term commitment? With greater things in this world to agonise over, such as war, death, disease, poverty and terrorism, this… Read more →

Going Home

I have now lived in the United Kingdom for eight years, but my home town is Redcliffe, a seaside town just north of Brisbane, Australia. Being so far away from my parents and friendships of old can be difficult at times. Sometimes it feels as though my life has been split into two pieces. The one before I left and… Read more →

Living a Child’full’ life – the ‘Ever Upward’ Story

This weekend I read ‘Ever Upward’ by Justine Brooks Froelker, a woman has bravely suffered the pain of infertility. Justine’s own story is different to mine, yet much of what she writes resonated closely with the feelings and emotions I had experienced. At times I felt she was truly talking to me as she captures the pain and misfortune associated… Read more →