Dreams, Vibes and the end of the Worst Comments Contest

Posted in loss with tags , , , , on March 22, 2008 by usgirls

Well, lemme tell ya.  If I thought I was the only one feeling humiliated, and most of the time frustrated at people’s comments I truly know now that I am not alone. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with me and with the rest of the world.  The official rules stated that the contest was gonna go until March 30, but…

I had a bad dream–it was a doozy.  I am writing this minutes after waking.  I think reading all the ways we’ve been hurt has created a part of my brain that expects disappoinment in my friends and in the fertility process.  I don’t want that-I don’t want that for my readers either.

So… from now on, please go ahead and vote for the worst comments.  (Click “comments” in  “Worst Comments 2”  Which should be archived in March.

Oh yes, and the lost comments will be posted today, but I gotta warn you, don’t read those if you don’t  wanna be pissed all  day.  They’ll be in a “loss” category.

To encourage more hope please send in the best ways people have comforted you after, adoption, loss, or ongoing during your fertility struggles.  I will also be brightening up this blog!



Much Love

Posted in adoption, Family, foster care, hope, infertility, worst comments contest on March 18, 2008 by usgirls

I am shocked and appalled at the many ways people can show they are out of touch–Therefore, I propose a new simultaneous call for stories featuring actions that made you feel the MUCH LOVED as you became a foster care family, adopted a child, or have gone through the infertility wars.

As our worst comments contest continues, we will have stories of much love too!

Comment Contest

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17, 2008 by usgirls

Wow, the 2nd round of comments is proving to be a goldmine!  If you don’t see your comment yet, I’m trying to organize them all.  I’ll try to have them all organized by 11:00 p.m. EST.

Warning: If you’re not in the mood to laugh (at stupidity) or just join in group anger for a while then  DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS.  Also, I will arrange comments about loss, in a separate folder or whatever, so that one just doesn’t spring up on you.  Some of the loss comments can just bring you down.

BUT–I’m all about lifting us up too.  The goal of the contest is to rally around this thing we understand that other people don’t.

Oh yeah, on more thing, please feel free to reply with support to bloggers who’ve entered the contest–we need it!

Worst Comments Contests 2

Posted in worst comments contest with tags on March 16, 2008 by usgirls

Ok, I’m trying again. The deadline is March 30. This month I’ll send the winner one of those fizzy bath balls.

Worst Comments Contest Winner

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2008 by usgirls

Well since I only had 1 entry, she  (bestlight) gets the candle! Check out her blogs at drama2bmama.blogspot.com/ and   http://weebleswobblog.blogspot.com

I’m gonna buy myself one too–my own husband blurted out a very stupid, akward question at our Foster care class.  We missed our pre-adoption class, so we asked someone who went–my husband asked

“Did they talk about subsidies?”

Our friend was mortified.   I thought- “She’s probably having the same infertility, lack of faith, issues that I am and subsidies were probably the LAST thing she was thinking of.”

Of course my husband caught his mistake after his comment coughed up out of his mouth.  But it was too  late, it was all over us…yuck.   so wait—I’ll have HIM buy my candle.

Me and Tom Petty

Posted in adoption, Family, foster care, infertility with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2008 by usgirls

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest par

Sigh…last foster care class is tomorrow. Ovulated this week.

Foster Care 3

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 by usgirls

Well we have only one more class and then– License to Help!

This weeks “lessons” were on Culture, Primary Families, and Sexual Abuse (yeeesh :()

We ended on a good note thogh.  Hey– keep those contest entries coming!