So a little bit about myself. I currently live in a beautiful part of Queensland, Australia - the Sunshine Coast with my partner, Ian, and our two gorgeous children, Bane and Daya.
I met Ian, when I was 29. We worked in the same resort together. I was the reservations manager and he was the maintenance manager. Yes true, I could not believe at the time either that I hooked up with the maintenance manager but he is a really good guy and he would do anything for his little family. Plus he definitely proved how much I mean to him, when he stuck by me through all our fertility struggles. Before Ian and I met we had both done the whole living, working and travelling overseas thing and I seriously had the time of my life and would not change it for the world.
Our relationship moved along quickly. I mean like after 6 months we had been on our first overseas holiday together to Thailand for 3 weeks and not long after that moved into our first home that we purchased together.
When I was 31 and Ian 34 we decided to start trying for a family. We obviously were not going to be doing anything in any sort of normal order as the talk about having a baby came before any marriage proposal. There still hasn't been any wedding and we are happy just the way we are. At the time a lot of our closest friends were starting to have babies or announce their pregnancy. It was a fun time and exciting to think it would soon be our turn. Unfortunately for us it was not going to happen anytime soon or as easily as we expected, but I will get more into our long and at times painful baby journey at a later time.
However if I fast forward eight years, we finally had our dream family with our baby twins. A boy and a girl. I know all parents say it but we really feel like the luckiest people in the world.
Fast forward another five years and our babies are not babies anymore but big 5 year old school kids. They bring so much joy and craziness to our life every day.
The past five years have flown by. We have moved across the country from Perth back to Queensland, moved a few more times since then but are now very happy in our (hopefully) forever family home we built on the Sunshine Coast. Having kids is great but has certainly taken the fun out of just packing up and moving someplace new like you do not have a care in the world. Lucky for us we love living back here and have some amazing friends in our life who we have met through our twin's school.
I kept my infertility struggles very close to my chest, however am now ready to finally share my story plus what I learnt along the way, and hopefully help and inspire someone along the way. I am so looking forward to seeing where this new journey takes me, and you.
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian D. Larson