Wednesday, August 5, 2009

...lightbulb...

Well hello.

So, I have had an idea swimming in my head for quite some time now. Actually, it was a brain child of mine from a long time ago, but it has been recently that I have really wanted to get things started. I have also had a couple besties really encourage me to move forward. Then, cherry on top, Mrs. R and her fantastic blog have really given me the push I needed. (I know, I know, I've plugged her a couple times before but ser.i.ous.ly, check out her blog. So much inspiration in once place. It's fantastically overwhelming)

I like writing.

Obviously.

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean I'm good, it just means I have found an outlet that really helps me cope and move through some hard, HARD situations in life. This is a blessing.

A blessing I tell you.

I have been able to tell my story to so many people via this blog. In return, I have met some of the most amazing individuals. I wouldn't have been in contact with them if my life had taken a different turn. This is a classic example of your trials really enhancing your life.

So, my friends, let's enhance our lives. Let's help enhance others' lives.

I know there are so many women that have read my blog who have been in the same, or similar, situations before. Struggling with infertility and all that it entails. From treatments, to procedures, to adoption. The medication, the appointments, the despair. So many of you haven't told your story. I know it's hard. This is such a private battle.

But...

Maybe...

You would like to share now?

I want to put together a book. (Most likely via blurb) I want to put all of these stories into one compilation. I have been wanting to write a book for so long, but I realized I can't touch as many people as ALL OF US can touch. There are so many stories, situations and because every one's experience with infertility differs, we need a 'book' that will offer many different stories and experiences of disappointment, and hope, and faith. Of trial and error. Of loss, of gain, of blessings.

Now, see, I can't do this without your help.

So please, if you would like to share your story, if you would like to be involved, get in touch with me. I would love for ANYONE who wants to be a part of this project to, well, be a part of this project. I think it could help heal wounds, broaden horizons, and help us connect and again, enhance our lives.

So, will you join me?

Will you?

Email me: kennagoesemo(at)gmail(dot)com

Please, spread the word. Post it on your blog. If you know someone who might be interested in participating, let them know. Also, to all my wonderful anonymous commenters who have shared experiences, join in.

UPDATE

After talking with on of my besties, Lauren, I am thinking I want to include some experiences from those of you who have friends & family dealing with infertility. How you feel, what you think helps, what you think doesn't, etc. So, if there are any of you who would like to participate in that as well, just lemme know.


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17 comments:

Katie said...

great idea Kenna. I would totally buy that book!

Ashley Cooper said...

I plan on buying this book! I don't have a story to share, (at least not yet,) but if there's anything else I can do to help, please let me know.

Jen Nelson said...

Brilliant.

I hate that pregnancy loss and infertility are so taboo.

Totally count me in!

Jess said...

I am so excited for you McKenna, I think this is a really good idea. I don't think that pregnancy loss and infertility is taboo I just don't think many people talk about it and so not many people know about it. You're right in saying it's a personal battle and that's why I believe people don't talk about it. I love you so much McKenna, and I know that some of the trials we face in life don't make sense and don't seem fair. But I KNOW that Heavenly Father has a plan for us and it all makes sense to him. You are such a beautiful person McKenna, I love you and I know that our Father in Heaven loves you as well. He is aware of your heartache and he aches with you. If there is anything I can do to help you I would love to. Please let me know.

Harmony said...

that sounds like an awesome idea!! people need to understand how to help things to say and not to say. I have a few people that might also be interested.

kdaynes said...

I am so in. Let me work on it and get back to you!

kdaynes said...

P.S. I have been particularly impressed with the r house blog. Thanks for sharing...

Lindz said...

Love it! Great idea! I'll totally share my story. It's hard for me to get it out into words just right but I will work on it. Maybe you can help with your amazing writing skills? We need to talk soon!!

TiffanyJoy said...

I think your idea is great. I sent a book with Josh for you to look at. Not to copy or anything but it is a compliation of stories from women about hardships it was really good although a bit sad. I picture your project to inject a bit more humor here and there. It is called "Note to Self" I will read anything Chelsea Handler recommends she is my Oprah.

Kimba said...

Hi, found you via Lauren. I'm interested in contributing, and might have another person interested...when are you looking for them?

Kristin said...

I'd be interested and my sister probably would too.

Kristin said...

P.S. I also love the r house blog, especially the section on "Ask a Birthmom."

mrs. r said...

i love this idea. let me know how i can help. email, tweet ...whatever. we are online bffs. lol.

lunch soon?

Kristin said...

p.s. you can pull anything you want from my blog. but i'm happy to add to it as well if you want.

Lisa said...

I would be more than happy to share my story (8 IVF attempts, an ectopic, miscarriage, currently pregnant via DE).

Feel free to check out my blog or just let me know if you want me!

MamaMia said...

I'd love to share my story. I'll have to think about what I can share and get back with you. Such a wonderful idea!

Bec said...

I am totally up for it, in my head I am planning a similar book but specifically for Australia - so would love to see how you go :)

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