I am childless (not childfree because it wasn't a choice). My husband Craig and I tried for over ten years and it just didn't work for me. I never talked about it to many of my close friends and family because I was too ashamed, embarrassed or the wounds were too fresh. So I felt alone.
I started this blog in December 2016 to exhale over a decade of shame, frustration and living with a broken heart. ← Great, cheery intro, eh!?
Since starting the blog, I’ve connected with women from around the world….and our stories are very similar. We’ve skipped baby showers, stayed away from family events, cringed as someone complained about their surprise pregnancy and questioned. Everything.
Louisiana doesn’t have redwoods….but I am a big fan. Why!? Redwood trees have an extensive underground root system that often intertwines with the roots of other trees…they aren’t deep but can extend over 90 miles. They use each other for strength and nourishment…and because their roots are so intertwined, they often grow into a “circle of redwoods”. You, my friends, are in my circle of redwoods. We are each other’s circle of redwoods….
Over the last year, I’ve grown stronger in my healing…and stronger in this journey thanks to each of you….I’ve realized that I am further along than I thought I was and I’ve become extremely protective of other childless women.
So....this is my life...and my circumstances aren't changing. I want to focus now on how to be happy, how to find peace and how to LIVE TheChildlessLife.