The Ghosts of Grief and the Blessings of Freedom

(Not Always) Plain Sailing Sometimes it amazes me how, on a weekly – even daily – basis, I can swing between the hauntings of old ghosts and the blessings of freedom.  As I’ve said before on this blog, I don’t believe I’ve ever found what you might call ‘resolution’ for the grief of childlessness.  But … More The Ghosts of Grief and the Blessings of Freedom

Creating Your Own Brand of Resilience: emerging from the grief of childlessness

“To emerge from grief, to find a way to live with the loss is a continual creative act – an on-going project to build our resilience muscle.” As I sit here writing in a café I am looking at a family sitting around a table, a pram next to them. The grandfather and two waitresses … More Creating Your Own Brand of Resilience: emerging from the grief of childlessness

#National Fertility Awareness Week

Poem 2 This poem describes how, whether you’re trying spontaneously or through treatment to conceive, your perception of time changes.  The month has bracketed times like ‘fertile days’, ‘the dreaded two-week-wait’, ‘test day’.  To others it might just be a Monday.  To those trying to conceive the day will have a very specific number assigned … More #National Fertility Awareness Week