Life Without Baby

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Connections June 22, 2012

The mentorship program I’ll be running starts on Tuesday and I feel….

There are so many adjectives I could insert here: nervous, grateful, excited, expansive, cautious, even calm. Sometimes I feel them all at the same time.

But I’ve been searching for the word that describes another feeling that has been sitting with me for the past week or so as I’ve been getting to know the participants. And that feeling is “connected.”

I’ve been hearing everyone’s stories and, without fail, I’ve found something of myself in each of them, and something of them in me. The tapestries of our journeys are different, but so many of the threads are the same.

I’ve had this experience of connectedness so many times before, reading the comments you leave on this blog and even meeting some of you in person. The one thing I no longer feel is the thing I felt most at one time, and that’s “alone.” For that, I thank you.

So, onwards and upwards, and into a new chapter.

And there’s that excitement and nervousness bubbling up again.

By the way, if any of you have been thinking about joining the program, there are a few spots still available. All the details are here.

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3 Responses to “Connections”

  1. Kellie Says:

    What a wonderful program Lisa…I am so thankful for you and for LWB and for all the women I have had the privilege to communicate with through LWB – thank you for making this possible!!! I love that you are starting this mentorship program for all the ladies out there who need the support and have no where to turn too. I was there and very alone and thank God I found a place where I could go to not feel that way any longer. Thank you!!!!

  2. Wolfers Says:

    Sounds lovely, and I’d love to join,since I’m still new to childlessness- HOWEVER… not due to finances, nor of time- but of being deaf. :) Seeing that there will be video workshops, and live video, that counts me out, and I’m sure there are other women who are similar to me (either Deaf or hard of hearing) that’d like that- especially with us being in a very much smaller community (deaf community within childlessness/infertility community).

  3. Mali Says:

    Good luck Lisa. Not partaking, but hoping everyone (including you) gets a lot from it.


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