IF and the City

I used to feel sad when I watched the episodes with Charlotte failing over and over again while trying to get pregnant. Little did I know that my own attempts would lead me on the same sad journey. We've now passed 4 years in the trenches. 6 failed IVF/ICSI cycles = nothing. Time for something new - donor eggs. Success at last. Now for round 2.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


My current thing is that life can be very messy.

Mr. S and I have had to come to NZ as things have not been going well with my father. We had already planned on making a trip and were booked to leave next Saturday. In 24 hours we had to change everything.

When my mother told the doctor that she had 3 children living overseas, she was asked 'if they wanted to see their father alive?'
'Well tell them to come within the next 7-10 days'.

So here we are.

Life is very messy and mostly does not go to plan. If it did, well our trip would next week would have been for a nice catch up.

We are grateful to have had this time - since we've been able to sit and have some nice chats with him since we got here. Other times we've just been sitting quietly and reading, and in fact that is not depressing, it is very peaceful.

We take every day as it comes, and even manage to have a laugh sometimes.

I find it hard to know whether to update with this kind of thing, but on the other hand I just don't like the idea of back-dating either.

More later.


At May 08, 2007 10:28 pm , Blogger Patience said...

Wow... I'm so sorry, but glad that you have this precious time.

thinking of you x

At May 09, 2007 2:11 am , Blogger millie said...

So sorry to hear about your dad but how wonderful you get to spend some quality time there.

Thinking of all of you and wishing you continued peace.

At May 09, 2007 4:07 am , Blogger Angie said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

At May 09, 2007 4:51 am , Blogger Lut C. said...

How alarming to be asked to rush over. I'm glad to hear you do have the opportunity to spend some time together, though there is always to little of it.

At May 09, 2007 9:21 am , Blogger Summer said...

I hope you and your siblings will have some good memories of this time with your dad.

My thoughts are with you.

At May 09, 2007 10:32 am , Blogger Mony said...

Well you are in our thought Sparkle.
Hope the peace continues.

At May 09, 2007 10:34 am , Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am so sorry about your father. Please know that I am thinking of you.

At May 11, 2007 8:19 am , Blogger Heather said...

I'm thinking of your family.

At May 14, 2007 3:44 am , Blogger Kris said...

I'm sorry about you father. Thinking of you guys...

At May 16, 2007 1:11 pm , Blogger Bumble said...

Hey Sparkle, I'm so sorry to read this sad news. I'm thinking about you and your family x


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