Tuesday, July 22, 2014
39 for the first time
Today is my 39th birthday. I open my card (with check) from my parents - it is really sweet that they still do that. I read the novel that Mark's parents wrote in their card for me - it is really sweet that they do that. I read my texts and emails from friends and co-workers and my Facebook posts. I sat down and reflected on life, what's happened in the past year, and what the next year looks like.
It was a tough year. One failed IVF cycle and one less than stellar IVF cycle. A big disappointment with our intended gestational carrier. My cat of 14 years (and substitute child) passed away. I got Salmonella poisoning. A lot of big projects and a lean department to complete them with at work. And.....the house is just one big continuous project.
But it was also a good year. We got Archer in the fall. Mark and I went deer hunting for the first time together in the fall. We had a few really great trips. I got to see my sister marry her soul mate. And......we have started a new length on our journey to become parents......and this one looks pretty promising.