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Once In Awhile You Get Shown The Light In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right


I am shocked and honored to know each and every one of you.

Maybe we’d never recognize each other on the street (well, you’ve all seen what I look like), and maybe I’ll never meet any of you face to face (also doubtful because I have high plans to meet most of you. Sorry, preemptively for my crashing on your couch. Oh, and I like orange juice for breakfast–freshly squeezed), but I consider you all to be my friends.

You’ve proved it to me before, and you’ve solidified it with this most recent miscarriage. I’d love to thank you all and give you big sloppy kisses and hugs, but it wouldn’t be enough.

It just wouldn’t.

Nothing will ever say thank you quite the way I want it to, so I’ll try and tell you how much each and every comment that you made, every email and IM that I got lifted my burden. Things are lighter now.

It reminded me of how fortunate I really am to have people prop me up, dust me off, and remind me that I’m going to be just fine. That past sentence is precisely what I’ve used in the past to describe what I feel is true friendship, and I think it fits here, as well.

Cornball as it may sound, you are my friends, and if you know me at all, you’d know how strongly a bond I consider that to be. Thank you for reminding me of all the good that has sprung up around me (even during a time of garbage and crap) and how blessed I am to have each and every one of you in my life.

I’m not implying in any way that I’m completely recovered from this miscarriage, nor will I always be peeing roses and sunshine, but you’ve shown me that it doesn’t matter one bit if I’m being funny and self-deprecating or honest and true. That somehow you like me anyway WITHOUT BRIBERY.

I don’t think that there is anything I can ever do to truly show my appreciation to all of you for listening to me whine about this latest miscarriage, and believe me, I will be wracking my brain to try and do something nice for you all. If any of you were local (I’m looking at YOU, LAS) I’d invite you over for cookies that I MIGHT EVEN COOK MYSELF and Diet Coke. The offer stands for anyone willing to swing by. I WILL COOK FOR YOU (maybe not very well, but I will do it anyway).

As for the Uterus Monologues, I ended up with my ass in the ER today and was diagnosed with…wait for it, wait for it, A BLADDER INFECTION TOO! Wonders never cease to amaze me. I’m following up with my OB on Wednesday and hopefully he’ll have some insight into what the hell is wrong with me. Or not.

And as for my mental health, I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine. I’m just going to channel all of my energy into my due date buddies: Doc Grumbles and Niobe. If my critters won’t grow properly, well, then Universe, you’d better make DAMN sure that theirs do or You are going to have an appointment with my fists of fury.

Thank you all for everything. Thank you so very much.

34 Comments to

“Once In Awhile You Get Shown The Light In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right”

  1. On May 5th, 2008 at 9:07 pm theramblinghousewife Says:

    So glad you’re feeling a little better . . .

    Hope you heal quickly! 🙂

  2. On May 5th, 2008 at 9:12 pm Vered - MomGrind Says:

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. Glad you’re feeling better.

  3. On May 5th, 2008 at 9:16 pm Backpacking Dad Says:

    Well, if you were trying to bribe me into being your friend you certainly would have blown it with that DIET COKE offer.

    Why not just tell me that you like clubbing baby seals while you’re at it?


  4. On May 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm Heather Says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling a little bit better, and that you realize you have a whole community of support here for you. I’m here, as is my ugly but comfortable couch, whenever you need to crash!

    I hope you know that a lot of us count you as a real friend as well. It’s funny what the blog community can create, huh?

    As for you, lay around, drink cranberry juice until you can’t anymore, and please keep us all up to date on your general health and happiness.

    I’ll be thinking of you.

  5. On May 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm tash Says:

    Peeing roses? Whining? Cookies WITHOUT MILK??!!!

    God honey, you’re worse off than I thought. I don’t need to tell you what goes well with that cranberry juice.

    Oh, and right back at ya.

  6. On May 5th, 2008 at 10:57 pm lindz Says:
  7. On May 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm Heather Says:

    I’m with Tash’s suggestion for the cranberry juice 😉 . We love you, Becky!

  8. On May 5th, 2008 at 11:34 pm Kristen Says:

    I would love to come and cook for you! I make the best brownies and chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies. Do you like pasta? I have some amazing pasta dishes I could whip up for you. Comfort food is my specialty…
    Love ya girl.

  9. On May 6th, 2008 at 2:14 am Heather P. Says:

    Hope you feel better every day.

  10. On May 6th, 2008 at 7:17 am The Milk Maid Says:

    I have’t commented on your whole Saga, Part Deux mainly because my head had been wedged firmly in my ass (rectal-cranial inversion, no?).

    BUT- I am out here thinking about you and sending you peaceful vibes. Take care of you… and call in your reinforcements if it gets to be too much. I hear “up Nawth” is nice this time of year 😉

  11. On May 6th, 2008 at 7:37 am Calliope Says:

    an effing bladder infection too?? that’s just wrong. so wrong.
    hope you are feeling better
    gushing obnoxious love right back atcha.

  12. On May 6th, 2008 at 7:44 am kim Says:

    Much Love, right back atcha, Sista.

  13. On May 6th, 2008 at 8:02 am Amy Says:

    Aww, aren’t you just the sweetest thing that ever walked on earth?!! Well, you are! I love you!

    I’m with Tash and Heather, CRANBERRY JUICE! Lot’s well, not lot’s but enough of it to stave off infections!


  14. On May 6th, 2008 at 8:31 am Kristine Says:

    Don’t forget to put the vodka and a splash of lime in your cranberry juice. That’s how I generally take mine.

  15. On May 6th, 2008 at 9:03 am Emily R Says:

    I was really, really hoping, as I caught up with your posts, that I’d read one saying “It was just spotting.”

    Your perspective and determination are beautiful. Know that I am sending you love and good thoughts.

  16. On May 6th, 2008 at 9:56 am kalakly Says:

    Dude, you can crash at my casa any ole time, no matter what the condition of your utie or your bladder, I am not picky…but no show and tell:)

  17. On May 6th, 2008 at 10:20 am Sara Says:

    You can come sleep on my chaise lounge anyday! (Give me warning and I’ll even clean it for you. It’s beige, I need warning!)

  18. On May 6th, 2008 at 10:50 am electriclady Says:

    Ugh, a bladder infection too? Methinks your entire cooteral area needs a stern talking to.

    Love ya too, dude.

  19. On May 6th, 2008 at 10:55 am Chris Says:

    Hey, I’m local and I love Diet Coke, but I think it would be even be more awesome if we meet by chance say in the Playground with our children or at Cubs Game or at a theater buying popcorn.

    “A friend in need is a friend indeed”

    Keep your spirits up!

  20. On May 6th, 2008 at 11:22 am Mrs.Spit Says:

    Sorry you had to go through this, but glad that we could be arround to support you.

  21. On May 6th, 2008 at 12:02 pm Dolores Schwartz Says:

    AWWWWW….SHUCKS BECKY!! Anytime!! Thank you for allowing us into your life. As vouyeristic as it might seem, I know how much I love reading your blogs! And I know my day would not be complete without your Beckyisms!

    Hugs from here!!


  22. On May 6th, 2008 at 12:38 pm AKLadyJ Says:

    Same thing happened to me Jan and Feb of this year. Just wanted to say, it kind of surprised me how long it took to “get over it.” The hormones were absolutely killer. Be sure to be extra good to yourself until you’re *really* feeling better.

  23. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:14 pm Five Husbands Says:

    Expect me on your doorstep some random day – tell Alex I will bring a bag of balls.

  24. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:16 pm christy Says:

    Thank YOU for your super fab blog!

  25. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:25 pm Dr. Grumbles Says:

    A bladder infection too??? I think my fists need to show the universe a thing or too! Lay off my friend!

  26. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:36 pm PiquantMolly Says:

    Aahhh, a bladder infection. I kind of thought that peeing sunshine and roses wasn’t quite normal.

  27. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:52 pm Jenn Says:

    Aww shucks. I (one of the lucky few?) have never had a bladder infection. But it doesn’t sound like fun and I hope you’re recovered from that soon. This may be my ignorance showing (surely it is) but is there anyway the two things could be connected?

  28. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:52 pm Jenn Says:

    P.S. You could always make cookies and have them over-nighted. I wouldn’t complain. 😉

  29. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:56 pm Carlynn Says:

    How about tropicana orange juice? It has pulp. I don’t drink it though, I only do fresh squeezed and therefore I drink orange juice about two times a year. Just warning you.

  30. On May 6th, 2008 at 1:57 pm Carlynn Says:

    And a bladder infection is just the classic cherry on the top. If your OB has any wisdom, send it my way. I had 3 this year and am wondering if it is linked to having been pregnant before. Now I go EVERYWHERE with cranberry juice and I swear it does help to stave them off but they are hell. All my sympathy.

  31. On May 6th, 2008 at 2:18 pm Ames Says:

    So sorry about the bladder infection – I had a foley catheter for a bladder infection once with no pain meds, it was not pretty. I probably woke up everyone on the floor with my screams of pain. Drink up that cranberry juice (with plenty of vodka) and feel better soon! Love ya!

  32. On May 6th, 2008 at 2:55 pm Dayna Says:

    Of course we love you, Aunt Becky. I’ve been away for a little while with finals but what I read yesterday devastated me. I hope you continue peeing roses and sunshine for as long as possible.

  33. On May 7th, 2008 at 9:28 am Victoria Says:

    (((Hugs))) Be well and take care of yourself. I’ll totally catch up with you next time I’m in your neck of the woods. 😉

  34. On May 9th, 2008 at 10:28 am Don Mills Diva Says:

    We are the mommy bloggers and we have power – we’ll always have your back Aunt Becky!

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