Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Why Start a Blog?

Recently I started this blog, and am having so much fun personalizing it and writing the posts. Here are a few reasons I decided to start blogging:

1. Lee and I can use it as a way to document and remember our infertility experiences. Several years from now, when this is just one of many bumps in the road that our marriage has endured, we can look back and remember what we experienced and see how far we've come.

2. If we ever get pregnant, we can use this as a way to document and share our pregnancy. Dealing with infertility can be difficult, especially when every time you log onto social media, you are bombarded with pregnancy announcements, baby pictures, pregnancy pictures, etc. If I ever get pregnant, I will try to avoid doing that, and will share my experiences on here.

Note: I am NOT against other people sharing their special news and excitement on social media! I am so happy for all of my friends who have exciting news to share, and love that they have such a convenient way to do so. I personally just prefer to share my good news on here so that people are only seeing it if they intentionally come to my website and read it.

**Update on 1/24/18: 3 years after writing this post and having baby Liam, I realize now how unrealistic it is to not share photos and updates of my family on social media! I don't always have time to write a whole blog post, but can quickly share a pic or video to Facebook or Instagram. I have so many out of town family members and friends who want to see updates of Liam. Many of them get primarily posted on Instagram, but I do share some of them on Facebook as well. Infertility friends, I'm so sorry if these photos set you off! I will not be offended if you need to unfollow me on social media for the time being. 

3. Infertility and everything that goes along with it can be an overwhelming, heart wrenching, emotional, scary, and sometimes lonely experience. It has been comforting to read blogs and hear other couples' stories about infertility, and most importantly, reading women's blog posts about the actual treatments. Reading about other women's treatment experiences have allowed me to have an idea of what to expect each time we started a new part of the process. Maybe by me blogging about Lee's and my experience, I can help someone else in that same way.

4. During the last 14 months, my faith has certainly been tested, but each and every time, God finds a way to show himself, and remind me that this is His plan, not mine. Writing blog posts will allow me to share those truths with you, and maybe even allow for some of you to share some with me. God is good, and I know that if Lee and I are faithful, he will deliver.

5. I love Instagram! I am always taking pictures of recipes that I try and posting them on Instagram, and usually when I do that, someone is asking for the recipe. This will be an easy way for me to share recipes and more pictures of my food creations.

6.  Lastly, this is really just a great way for Lee and I  to share our news, recipes, life events, etc.  with those who love us and want to know what's happening in our world.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for all of your prayers and support.