Sunday, April 1, 2012


In the past when I wrote blog posts in my main blog, one of the purposes was to leave a legacy for our future kids. After infertility, it hurt so much to think of those shattered dreams, including not even being able to share my blog's legacy with our kids. 

After letting go of those dreams, nowadays I feel that I can share my blog legacy with whoever is willing to listen. I write my blog posts not only for my own sake (or hubby's - in case one of us is taken first, there'll be plenty of memories in a blog form), but also for the sake of sharing stories with my blog readers. So these days I think of a legacy not in the form of leaving something for people who are related by blood to us.

“Language allows us to reach out to people, 
to touch them with our innermost fears, 
hopes, disappointments, victories. 
To reach out to people we'll never meet."

- Simon Van Booy


  1. Your voice is an important one. Thank you for opening your heart and for sharing your thoughts and experience with us, Amel.

  2. @Pamela: THANK YOU for your words, Pamela. They mean A LOT to me. :-)))

  3. I like this. Your blog legacy for whoever is willing to listen. But don't forget, it's also for YOU.

  4. @Mali: Yes,'s also for me definitely. I can reread my old posts and look back on how far I've gone (hopefully in terms of improvement!).

  5. This is a good reminder to not for me; thank you! Infertility can sometimes feel like the single most defining thing about you - it isn't, and I need to remember that. :)

  6. @Dana: You're very welcome. Yeah, infertility is definitely a lens I've put on my "worldview glasses" ever since we belonged to that category. :-)


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