“Contentment, thy name is certainly not Shannon.”

I am not the person who radiates contentment.  I think on some level I feel like being content in circumstances that are less than acceptable to me is giving in, saying it is okay when it isn’t, resigning myself to a fundamentally unsupportable situation. I know that really, my contentment or discontentment are not terribly material … More “Contentment, thy name is certainly not Shannon.”

Isolation and Agony: Waiting for Children, Christmas, and the Eschaton.

Now that Halloween is over, I can start thinking about Christmas.  I love the anticipation of decorating and waiting for the Christmas celebration.  The thing is, however, that I know that Christmas will come.  I am assured of what I am waiting for.  Infertility isn’t like that.  You’re waiting for something you’re not guaranteed.  It’s … More Isolation and Agony: Waiting for Children, Christmas, and the Eschaton.