In under 6 months of starting this blog I have had (to date) 17,770 views.
Of those views, there have been dozens – DOZENS – of women who have contacted me privately and personally through various means to say THANK YOU. For writing this blog. For exposing the reality. For telling it like it is. For making them laugh. For making them cry. For helping them understand a friend’s situation a little bit better. A whole host of messages.
And every single one has made me cry.
I cry because I am touched. I cry because I am thankful that I have helped someone. I cry because I’ve been called an inspiration to women worldwide. I cry because there are too many women in the same boat as me. I cry because my heart aches and I wish it wasn’t this way for me, or for any one of us.
This post is dedicated to my many followers, who tell me to keep writing and never stop. To keep the faith. To keep fighting. To keep strong. To never be silenced.
Below are comments I have had from these ladies. Each comment is 100% genuine, and they will recognise who they are who have said these things. I will copy as many of them as I can here and I will keep adding to them as I receive them.
I love your blog posts. Thank you so much for sharing them. I can relate so much, and they really do make me laugh sometimes!
Just read through some of your blog posts! It’s like we are the same person! Fantastic writing! I get ya!
I had a good chuckle reading this. I like your writing style.
Your style of writing is the best way to be, because in reality, there is nothing romantic about baby making.
Please share, like and most importantly READ this blog. She has a true talent of using her pain to amuse and support others. Share share share!
I’m a follower of this blog. I love it and hope you get your happy ending.
She deserves it – she is an utterly amazing woman. It brings it home how lucky I am to have my child.
I read your blog regularly; it’s interesting, funny, can make you cry and beautifully written.
I couldn’t help but want to congratulate you immediately on such a witty, well written and down right true blog! You truly are a beautiful writer and should be so proud of your blog. You made me laugh, cry, wince, giggle and think. Keep positive, keep trying and keep your blog going as you’re bringing so much life and honesty to an issue that affects so many. I really hope you continue your blog into your pregnancy as I know you will write some touching hilarious comments about pregnancy. Your blog is doing great and a real achievement. People’s comments to you are so lovely – well done to you! Love and best wishes xxx
I’ve been reading your blog and just want to say I think you are so brave writing about what you are going through. You are inspirational and must make so many women feel like they are not alone about their feelings and what they are experiencing. When you fall pregnant you will be the most grateful pregnant lady ever. As you well know, you are not alone in this battle even though most of the time you will feel like it. Keep doing what you’re doing. Your post today made me cry but I think it either helps others get through what they are going through or makes people aware of what this struggle must be like. Sending you a big hug xxx
Well done for sharing. Hopefully some people reading it will also be educated on how lucky they are and what some of us have been/are going through xxx
Just wanted to say I’ve been following your blog and that everything you are writing rings so true. I hope you oneday find your happy ending and that this totally exhausting journey you are on ends happily. Good luck x
Best thing you can do is keep talking about it x
Just wanted to say I absolutely LOVE your blog. My sister told me to read it and I totally relate to 99.9% of everything you say! I hope you get your happy ending to your journey sooner rather than later and will definitely be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you xxx
What you have written is by far the best piece of writing I have read in a long time. It made me laugh (sorry) then I admit I cried a bit for you both as well. WHEN you get pregnant (and you will) I hope you carry it on through your pregnancy and then you seriously need to see about getting it published. It really is a fantastic piece of work. I’m going to keep reading it and I really hope it works out.
Can I share this? I know someone who is struggling and would love to read this.
My friend has said reading your blog has helped her so much. You are doing such a good thing breaking the taboo xxx
Just spent the last 20 minutes looking at this blog, sat in tears. People just don’t realise the struggle until it happens to them or a friend. Thanks for sharing this.
My friends has just started her own blog because she has been inspired and been given the confidence BY YOU.
Just read the new blog. Proper made me laugh!
I’ve been following your blog and we are very much in the same boat. If ever you want to chat I’m here.
Following your blog. You are very talented to write in such as candid way. You should get it published!
I am an avid reader of your blog and want to let you know what an inspiration you are.
I wanted to tell you that your blog is so encouraging and shows the real life ups and downs of trying but it does give people hope.
I love your blog and thanks for showing that it’s not easy trying for a baby. You shouldn’t give up.
I think your blog must have helped hundreds of women just by making public what we’re all going through so well done – you’ve done a great thing.
I’ll continue sharing and liking your page in the hope that it might help others who are silently suffering and come out and talk about it.
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I’ll keep saying it until people show compassion, humility and empathy towards others.
BE KIND. FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET IS FIGHTING A HARD BATTLE THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.