My gift of hope to the board (m/c and success implied)
GIMB (no login) Posted Aug 24, 2012 8:45 AM
Four years ago today, I collapsed on the ground in CVS crying. I couldn't believe I had worked so hard for so long and had failed so many times. I spoke to a dear friend from the board who is now a friend IRL who told me on the phone that it would be the last year I felt that way and that I would hold my next baby in my arms. And by the next year she was right. And I've held him there ever since.
I know there's been a lot of posts lately about what's "meant to be" or when to give up. But I can tell you with certainty that today, on the fourth anniversary of the pit of my despair that it worked for me and can work for anyone.
I passed along the "gift" of that saying -- you will hold your next baby in you arms -- first to SAS, then to Wilson and then to Margolis and LTB. All have been "claimed" and all now have full arms.
And to Rae, who emotionally picked me up that day, I offer my eternal friendship and thanks.
So I openly pass it to the board today. It's my gift to everyone who is still trying. Who's thinking about giving up. And who just needs one more person, even a stranger, to tell them that yes, it can and will happen.