for a while now, i’ve been hoarding links to stuff that i’ve seen on the internets, which the intention of them sparking an entire post and discussion about why they make me so happy (although, they really aren’t all happy links). and, well, those posts never happen and now i feel like i have all this clutter lying around that i need to clean up.
and clean up i shall. i’ll try to make this somewhat logical, but i think we all know that is a lost cause.
so I would like to present to you the first of a semi-regular list o’ awesomeness:
- this is what 7.3 million looks like | the infertility voice | just in time for national infertility awareness week, keiko has written and awesome post and made some great cover images you can use on your facebook page
- so, is she better now? | barrenness in a fertile land | i loved everything about this post, especially as i try to figure out everything now that we’ve got our little boy. “There is no medicine for that. There is no way to forget the years of heartache and loss. There is no way to fully let go of the fear, even after a positive experience.” and i also loved…
- try again | miranda dodson | via barrenness in a fertile land via npr’s heavy rotation | a beautiful love song, just not in the way that it first appears to be
- ten words that describe infertility | the actual pastor | written by a father after their seven year journey
- the brilliant john green | john green’s tumblr | first off, if you haven’t read them yet, you need to go to your local bookstore and buy every single book john green has ever written. and tissues, lots of tissues. i’ll wait. he is one of my favorite authors ever, and somehow i didn’t realize he was a pretty big deal online too. i’ve become addicted to watching his youtube videos, and he reposted this one last week
- my thoughts on north dakota’s abortion ban | yet another bitter infertile | via the weekly roundup at the ever amazing stirrup queens | infertility has made me even more staunchly pro-choice, and it was wonderful to read another blogger who shared a similar position. the journey to build our family has taught me that there really is no black and white with reproductive rights. i have watched wonderful couples, couples who are giving everything they have to bring home a baby, have to make the most agonizing choices because they love their child and want what’s best for them. and that is between them, their doctor, and any faith they have. you and i and politicians have no damn right to get in their way.
- state of the uterus, 2013 | young house love | when this post first popped up in my reader, i assumed it was from one of the many ALI blogs i read. i was very surprised to realize it wasn’t. and very saddened that sherry even had to post it. the woman had one of the scariest births i have ever read about. leave her the hell alone.
what have you found lately that rocked your socks?