Tonight is my town's resolve meeting and it is the first meeting in a little under a year where DH and I are not attending. With the arrival of our son, we must say goodbye to our Resolve Support Group Meetings.
It's a bittersweet night for me, because the Resolve Group meetings gave us a place to have a voice as we made our way through this past year. Finally, we could be ourselves and not be ashamed of the feelings we had over the past couple of years. From the anger, to the jealousy, to the deep depression, to the hope, and the laughter through tears, DH and I had a home with kindred spirits. Side by side, we have grown with other couples, found strength in our commonalities, and forged the deepest of bonds.
Over the past year, we saw people come and go. You always wondered why some didn't return. Was it good news? Did they conceive? Was it bad news? Were they struggling? And now, DH and I are leaving the group. I will greatly miss these first Tuesday's of the month, and our safe room where we could complain about family members, pregnant friends, and ridiculous doctors. These meetings helped us so much, and we will forever be grateful to them.
But most of all, in these meetings, I met four of the most wonderful women I have ever known in my life. And the five us forged a bond so quickly and so deeply. I know these four women will be in my life forever, in the most precious and meaningful of ways. I am so thankful for everything the four of them have done for me and DH. The bond we have is a reminder that even when everything else is going wrong, good things can happen.