Thursday, August 14, 2008

A missed anniversary

Today the maintainence man came to my office to ask a question (our building is being worked on right now), and he saw a picture I have of myself and all of my nieces (and nephew) on my desk and asked if they were all mine. I laughed and told him no, I was expecting my first. Then he asked me a question I never figured a man would ask..."So, did you try long?". I was upfront and told him it took over 2.5 years and some medical intervention. He then proceeds to tell me that he and his wife tried for 18 years with nothing and opted against ANY treatment....they are now living childless.

So, in the middle of this conversation I realize that my TTC anniversary passed last month and I didn't even remember it. July 28th would have marked Thomas and I's 3 year anniversary of trying. Now, instead of that we are counting down the days until Cullen arrives and I couldn't feel more blessed; but I do think it is a day that needs to be observed because it was such a huge part of my life for so long.

So, I lift my glass to thing that has given me the saddest and happiest moments of my life.


Kelly said...

Happy TTC Anniversary! May you never have to recognize it again without The ultimate prize in your arms!!

Jen said...

I bet this is the happiest TTC anniversary of them all.

Jen said...

Happy anniversary.

You are right, that isn't the question I would expect from a man.

docgrumbles said...

wow - you started trying one day before me!

I totally forgot, too!

La La said...

Wow, 18 years...that's heart breaking.

I'm so glad your story has a happier ending (at least IMHO).

And a VERY happy TTC anniversery to you. ;)