Welcome to the Road! It's so wonderful to have a traveling companion! Make yourself at home, kick back and relax, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and follow along as I traverse this long and winding, sometimes odd, always interesting road we call LIFE!
I am Rebecca. My husband is Matt. I will be 43 soon, and have been married for 12 years as of November 20. I have had PCOS (the bane of my existence and the main cause of my infertility) since puberty, and my husband and I have been trying to conceive our first child together for the past seven years. We have one son from my husband's previous marriage, a precociously nerdy and wonderfully sensitive 16 year old. He is the light of our lives. We have done multiple fertility treatments (Clomid, injectibles, 5 IUI's) and have had at least two miscarriages that we know of. Unfortunately my insurance does not cover anything infertility related. We are a one income family at the moment (hubby has been laid off since Christmas of 2009) and cannot afford out of pocket treatments at this time.
*I learned through some medical testing that I miscarried due to MTHFR compound heterozygous mutation, anticardiolipin syndrome and lupus anticoagulant antibodies. More information can be found in this post and this post.
I blog about many things; knitting, books, my boring daily life, my sometimes insane but always interesting job as a 9-1-1 dispatcher**, infertility and becoming childless NOT BY CHOICE, and most recently my rediscovery of my faith and re-dedication of my life to God. I am discovering so many new things about myself, about God, and about life in general as I strive to walk daily in the light He provides for my path. It's been amazing so far, and I have found a healing and peace I never thought possible by inviting Him into my heart and taking His hand daily. I love God, learning all I can about my chosen denomination (I'm a newly confirmed Lutheran), and experiencing God's miraculous plan for my life.
So, to wrap me up in a nutshell: I'm a Christian, a happily devoted wife, stepmother, daughter, sister and friend. I have PCOS and multiple blood clotting issues that have contributed to infertility and pregnancy loss. I'm a knitter and voracious reader. I'm also a music and movie lover, coffee and hot tea loving conversationalist who loves the simple pleasures of living a simple life. I'm just me, plain and simple. :)
But, I still just might surprise everyone someday by quitting it all and running off to Italy to start a new life under some fantastic assumed name!
**All views and opinions expressed in this blog belong solely to the author, and in no way reflect the mission, opinions or views of the public safety agency the author works for.