Friday, August 21, 2009

The joy of someone who gets it

Yesterday I met up with Sprogblogger for lunch. I was nervous because people are different in real life than they are on a blog and I feel like I know her from her blog, and well, what if she wasn't how I imagined? What if it was terribly awkward? But mostly I felt grateful we live in the same area and were able to connect in person. Because Sprogblogger is someone who - unfortunately - is walking in my shoes.

(I even had the dark thought that between the two of us, we're almost to double digit losses.)

It was really great to connect with her and talk for a couple of hours about our thoughts, fears, our many questions, our nascent plans for going forward.

Throughout, my overwhelming reaction was one of relief, a feeling of yes, yes, YES!!! That's exactly how I feel!

(I restrained myself and didn't actually scream this in the restaurant, but that's what I was thinking).

For one afternoon, over a delicious late lunch yesterday, the pleasure of being in the company of another who truly, truly gets it, because she is living it. It was a rare pleasure in a difficult time. And I was filled with gratitude.

Mo

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19 comments:

Eileen said...

I am so happy that the two of you met up and had a good chat. I remember wishing I had someone to talk to after my losses and feeling so incredibly alone. I am so incredibly sorry for what you both went through. I keep you in my prayers every night.

Brenna said...

I'm glad you were able to make that connection in person. Those rare moments of being in the presence of someone who really gets your situation are such a treasure. Thinking of you~
Brenna

MissMVK said...

It is so cathartic to have people who truly understand what you are going through and where you've been. I am happy that in this dark time, you two where able to shed some light on each other's lives. I hope you are feeling a little better every day.

Rain Child said...

I am so happy you two connected. It's wonderful to have a support system during tough times. My prayers go out to you.

*ICLW*

Bella said...

I am glad you two could connect and lean on each other. It's just not fair. ((HUGS))

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

There is nothing better than being with someone who gets it! I'm glad you and sprogblogger were able to connect. What a wonderful blessing.

Barefoot said...

What a wonderful blogosphere moment -- although obviously under less-than-wonderful circumstances.

Belle said...

I'm so glad you were able to finally talk to someone who knows where you are, who has been where you've been. I've never been in your situation, but if I ever do, I'm relieved to know there are extremely supportive people out there who can help with this delicate matter.

Michelle said...

I am so happy you were able to connect. It is always nice to find someone that GETS IT!

jenicini said...

I always find it strange that in some of the darkest moments, you will find someone who truly just gets it. It eases your soul a little to find that connection. I'm so glad you had a nice few hours. :)

Clio said...

how wonderful that you two met. Connections like these are very healing.
hugs

Egg Factory said...

It's so true. Only someone who has experienced infertility issues, miscarriages, etc, too actually understands what we long-term "TTCers" have gone through. Glad you found each other.

Resolve has been a great place for me. I was surprised not to find a bunch of "sad sacks" rather an amazing group of fun women who can totally relate to what I've been through, too.

Alexicographer said...

It feels strange to type this given your starting point, but honestly, that sounds wonderful. I'm so glad the two of you connected.

Clare said...

Glad you had a day like that - im sure only a person who's been where you've been can truly understand.

Ashley said...

It's amazing to meet people who can understand. I'm glad you got to enjoy a good lunch with someone who can relate!

*ICLW*

Mimi said...

I am so glad you have someone to share with. What a wonderful post. I am always thinking of you and praying for you. You are in my heart and my mind always.

Kami

Just Breathe said...

I praise God for bringing the two of you together.

iamstacey said...

What a wonderful connection. Couldn't have come at a better time. I'm so glad you were able to be there for each other.

Dora said...

Nearly double digit losses between you both! Awful! And so unfair. But so glad for you both to have this connection in person. No stupid platitudes to endure. Just understanding. Glad you found some good in this very hard time.

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