Sleepy Sundays: Streams

Streams
Streams

The female character in this piece is experiencing strong feelings of sadness and isolation. I was inspired by some of the reading I’ve been doing lately that has to do with women dealing with loss. There has also been a number of articles floating around the blogosphere about women dealing with infertility. My sister and I had a conversation about this recently. Due to some of our late mother’s own medical issues we wondered if we may have difficulty ourselves. Whatever the future holds, I plan not to go at it alone. I’m inspired by the strength of these beautiful women. Their ability to share their stories without fear of judgment is empowering to say the least.

Even though the tears may stream, they won’t go on forever. You will smile again.

Have you ever gone through something that made you feel lost/isolated? How did you get through it? Please share.

Have a smiling Sunday!

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18 thoughts on “Sleepy Sundays: Streams

  1. Tiesto – Just Be: “I was lost, and I’m still lost, but I feel so much better.”
    Before The Queen I was engaged to my college sweetheart. The relationship splintered and we went our separate ways, and for a long time I was very lost. After 3 years of defining who I was by who we were as a couple, I had no idea who I really was, or what I was supposed to do. It was suffocating at times. I’m not sure I can even really explain how I got out of it, other than just waking up every day and carrying on with life… I did do a lot of soul searching, and I tried to return to who I was before the relationship (which didn’t work, of course). And somehow I stumbled upon the few truths of what I needed in my life to be happy…

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    1. That is such an inspiring truth, friend. So many of us get wrapped up in a relationship & lose our identity. It’s important to work together but also realize we have our own separate life too. You highlighted that beautifully here.
      I’m glad you found someone that fits you & loves the way you deserve. ❤

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  2. Currently going through some tough times… I’m similar to Not A Punk Rocker in that I will self-isolate and the only thing (so far) that seems to help is forcing myself to interact with others.
    *Hugs*

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  3. My doc informed me I was infertile when I was 19. Strangely enough I fell pregnant a year later and he was shocked (yeah – I should have sued him, but I was too happy about the baby). Then I became pregnant two years later with twins and lost them both. But another two healthy children after that seemed to soften the pain.

    I’ve had so much happen during my life that I seriously struggle sometimes (the past three years have been the worst). But I live by the sayings ‘this too shall pass’ and ‘it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you deal with it that is important’ and these seem to get me through. Blogging helps, but when things get really crazy I take blogging breaks because it’s too hard to pretend things are okay when they’re not (I like to keep my blogs upbeat). Women tend to suffer in silence and keep plugging away trying to fix things. I don’t know why we are like this (or if I’m the only one like this) xxx

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    1. You could always post over at Stories That Must Not Die if you don’t feel comfortable sharing certain things on your own blog. 😀

      It hurts my heart to hear that you went through this. I lost one 2 months in about a year before I had my son. Somehow I know it was a girl. :*)

      This year has been a rough one. You’ve got my ear anytime you need it dear. Don’t ever feel like you’re imposing. My inbox is open.

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  4. I’ve been through infertility — quite an emotional roller coaster. But my husband was wonderful (I couldn’t) conceive and we adopted a wonderful boy. Would I change anything? I’d lose the heartache. Totally not worth it.

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    1. I wish anyone that deals with it that strength & optimism. Some I know never got over the hurt. That is sound advice, Elyse. Thank you so much for sharing that. I hope anyone dealing with it sees your words & takes a deep breath.

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  5. ((hugs))

    I force myself to reach out until I can find someone to talk to or has been through the same thing. Probably sounds overly simple but since I tend to self-isolate, it’s a huge deal for me to even try online.

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    1. It doesn’t sound simple, dear. That’s a huge step that takes a lot of courage. I tend to isolate too. If something is upsetting me – sometimes I even disappear & go offline for a few days.

      It’s hard to reach out & even share sometimes. I held in details about depression for a dreadfully long period for fear of being judged.
      We have a great thing going in this community here & I hope it never changes.

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