“It’s beautiful, painful, frustrating, and so many other things. Infertility has broken me down and made me a different person.”
“People see me feed a 7-year-old with a spoon as I try to block her other hand from grabbing, and keep her from jumping in her seat.”
Yes, he has a messy life. I have a messy life too. We all do! It would have been easy to ignore Mark.
“I farted. I farted at yoga. I’m a walking cliche. My pelvic floor has failed me.”
“Mom and I held each other while tears streamed down our cheeks as we talked about how we could never imagine living without one another. We began talking about things we still wanted to do together.”
“When Celia was home from school, she noticed the refrigerator door did not have the dog collar around the handles. ‘It’s nice to not have to lock the fridge. Can we leave it like this …just for today?,’ she asked, and I nodded. This one affected me.”
“After years of being depressed and uncomfortable, I no longer felt like a burden to others. I was genuinely happy.”
The small town of Trumann, Arkansas, is calling him their hometown hero.
“Suddenly, I realize I’m loving you to leave.”
“I spent years contemplating having a child on my own, always holding on to the hope that I would find a husband and have kids. At 33, I gave up that hope. I decided it was time to do it on my own.”