Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Praying






Me & my DH had a beautiful project over weekend. We went through all the photos from the last four years (almost 4.000!)  and we chose the 250 most beautiful ones which we would devolop and put in the album.

Seeing those photos reminded me on times when whenever I visited a church, I prayed for a child.

Now, whenever I go to church, I always pray for health, love and happiness. And that my theme sentence, when I am very very old, would be: "This is not the life that I planned, but no other life would I like to have more."


PS: photos were taken in this church: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Barbara's_Church,_Kutn%C3%A1_Hora

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Menopause and dealing with teenagers? No, thank you.

I have one coworker at work that I really like. She is also childless, not by choice. She was cleverer as I was, she stopped after third failed IVF. 

We were talking the other day over lunch how much we wished to have children, but how even if we could have them now, it is just too late for kids.  

She asked me if I can imagine being in menopause and dealing with my teenager. I replied that obviously not since I know that menopause is very difficult period in life and I do not need anybody to make it even more complicated. 

We just laughed. It just seemed so funny imagining our own wild hormones and having to deal with wild teenager.

This is a sign, that we are both already out of the darkest days of our infertility. This is good.  

I met my coworker 5 years ago. And I can say that having an infertility buddy in my own office did make many of the hard days easier.

I am off for a long Sunday walk, despite the grey November day.

Friends from the opposite side of the Earth (aka Mali)

It is grey Sunday day and me and my DH are just after lunch. DH is now cooking Italian espresso and then we will go for a walk.

I just responded to Mali's comment on our photos and then remember one cute and funny story from our USA travel. 

The four of us talked about travelling and plans for the future and then Pamela's husband told us that one day they would love to visit New Zealand, especially because Pamela has a friend there who could help with planning.

And my husband said: "Yes, I know. I know Mali and her husband." 

Pamela's husband was completely surprised how on earth would my husband know Mali. 

And my husband joked that when somebody is such a vital person of the infertility blogging community as he is,  he obviously knows everybody :)

So cute and so funny, we laughed so much.
(Pamela's husband didn't know that Mali and her DH actually visited our county and that we had met).

Blogging & meeting bloggie friends does make life more interesting.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Yosemite & Tioga Pass: more photos

We saw so many beautiful sights that we just couldn't stop taking photos. From no other holidays did we bring as many pictures. I took 600,  DH 1,000 and P 400. So we have a total of 2,000 beautiful pictures. 

Here are some made by my DH. Compliments welcome :)

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.































Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yosemite National Park & Tioga Pass






















There were many highlights in our travelling. The most beautiful place that we visited was Yosemite National Park. It is just breathtaking beautiful. Hike up to Vernal falls and Nevada falls was perfect. Sleeping in heated tents in Curry village was great fun.


The best drive ever was across Tioga Pass. It was lovely – us four being in the same car, listening to great American music and stopping every ten minutes to admire beautiful nature. 


I love travelling.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Much laughter and many new memories made

So many wonderful things happened during our holidays in California and Nevada that I literally don't know where to begin writing. 

Perhaps with the first morning? 

I remember sitting in P&A's kitchen, drinking delicious Starbuck's coffee and literally not believing that we in fact were there. 

It felt like yesterday when I was reading in NYT this article: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/health/10pati.html?_r=0
but in reality it was already six years ago. 

I never thought that I would find one of my best friends via an article in NYT.  But I did. And I all had to do was to send the first email, it was thank you note for sharing her infertility story (that was really important at the time, since Pamela was the first infertility survivor that I ever read about).

Friendship like this gives me hope for the future. Because it is a  sign that the word is huge and beautiful and that still many great new things can happen to me. 

***

Some of the traveling we did alone, only me & my DH. 

But the best traveling time was when we were all together.  The four of us had so much laughter together and many new memories were made. 

Being with P&A we realized how wonderful it is to have traveling buddies.

Dear P&A: thank you for your hospitality, we both hope we are meeting one day soon in Europe again. 

*** 
I will post some of the traveling photos online. But before posting I have to know if anybody is interested in seing them :) 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Goodbye for five weeks




I am already counting the days until our holidays, so it is time to say goodbye to my blog for five weeks.

Does anybody know a good bed&breakfast between Morro Bay and Mendocino (part of our holidays is: renting a car and driving for 5 days along the Pacific)? Suggestions welcome at: klara.soncek (at) gmail.com 

We are flying to the USA exactly 11 years since the first time, since our honeymoon. It is amazing to think what a long path did we walk in the last 11 years. 

From newlyweds who found it a great idea to get pregnant on the honeymoon (we were joking that we will bring home an American baby). To having our hearts and souls  broken million times because of the dreams that never came true. To accepting our childless life. And - finally - to a couple who is happy to have each other and ready  for all the new adventures that life will bring.    

Dear P&A: can't wait to meet you both!! This is one of the silver linings of infertility.  11 years ago I didn't even think that one day we will have friends in the USA.

That's why I love life. It is beautiful and full of surprises.