|Cozart Age 3|
So what on earth am I doing starting my blog with a post about 3's? Well... this is my 3rd attempt at starting this blog, and the 3rd time I have completed this exact post... as the old saying goes... Third time's a charm. So no matter how horrible I think this post sounds, how many grammatical errors and lack of punctuation there is IT WILL BE PUBLISHED!!!!
My intention for this blog is 3 fold (there's that 3 again!).
1. To share with so many friends and family members we don't have the pleasure of spending time with but once or twice a year.
2. To bring all of you up to speed on how our journey to start a family is going. I know it's uncomfortable for some of you to ask; you're afraid it may be too painful to discuss, you feel it's too personal of a topic to share and for some of you this may be the first you've heard we were even trying. After all, we do have 3 dogs that we treat like real children, we just may be "dog people". (Yep I just said we have 3 dogs!! Now do you see what I mean?) Oh and no, we are not exclusively 4 legged, furry baby parents; we have a few extra kennels for the 2 legged human kind too. JUST KIDDING!!!!
3. Any of you who know me well, know trying to get pregnant (BTW I hate the word infertility and refuse to deem myself infertile so I may use it here and there but will likely find a way to avoid it) but it is not the first battle I have fought in my life, nor will it be my last. One thing I have learned with every obstacle I have been faced with is that I will eventually be able to use my story to help others. God has blessed me with my trials and tribulations so that others can make it through just another day. There is no doubt in my mind of this. It is my deep desire that this blog is passed on to someone, somewhere going through the exact same thing and is ready to hear something other than how so and so just stopped trying and they got pregnant or as soon as they adopted they got pregnant, "my sister's, friend's, cousin's co-worker tried for 10 years and all of a sudden they got pregnant", "you need to relax and it will happen", "it's just not your time yet"... They are all great stories and could one day be my story but sometimes you just need to hear: "I know how you feel. I know what you're going through." "I got another negative pregnancy test last week too." and really know how they feel, know what they are going through. For those of you who have never fought this battle you may not find some things as humorous as I, and those who have been in my shoes, do but I'll try to limit the "inside jokes" or at least point them out so you're not left scratching your head.
|Me Age 3|
And last but not least, before we time warp back to the beginning of this journey (in my next post)... I hate that I feel like I have to say this but I do. I am an open book and will be sharing thoughts, feelings (both physical and emotional), body functions you never knew were happening to you right now as you read this and some that hopefully are not, and I will write about my faith in God. He is my everything and the only reason I am still fighting this battle. If you have an issue with any of the aforementioned you don't have to read on and if you so choose to, please refrain from commenting negatively.
Whew... now that that's off my chest... Let's go back in time, 3 years (well, almost anyway)......... TO BE CONTINUED
"The vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed." Habakkuk 2:3 (NLT)