It’s been four years since I started this blog and I take a huge amount of pride in saying that it has brought me an immense amount of joy. What began as a form of release and wanting to let the world know “Hey! My name is Kemi, I’ve been diagnosed with unexplained infertility and I am 1 in 6…” has transpired into me becoming part of such a beautiful network of people who inspire me daily to keep sounding the horn about fertility challenges. When I receive messages from people who have been encouraged by my journey, It makes me even more grateful for my amazing Samuel 💛
I’ve been a little quiet over the past year and that’s because hubby and I decided to purchase a franchise business. I was midway through my maternity leave when hubby sat me down and told me about the idea. I use the word ‘idea’ very loosely as he was 99.9% sure that we were going ahead. I was nervous about it all because I was already on unpaid maternity leave and we were about to go into business which, in my mind equated to the high possibility of bing financially challenged for the first year. Well, at least I thought so. You always hear people say “the first year of business is hard”, “don’t expect to make any money in your first year.” I really thank God for all He has done over the past year. It has not been easy but through it all, we are still standing strong.
During this first year of business, life threw me a huge curveball but, if I have learned anything from my fertility journey, it’s that I can overcome any challenge. There is no mountain too high that I cannot climb. I’ll talk about this more in another post.
So, what’s in store for me in chapter 34? First of all, I have teamed up with an amazing woman (Vanessa Haye) to host our very first Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea for mums in waiting! It’s an idea I’ve had for many years that was birthed from my experiences during my years in waiting. I absolutely hated Mother’s Day as I was a constant reminder of what I was not and what I longed to be.
I never wanted to leave home on that Sunday… I found it hard to think of gifts for my mum- let alone look at different restaurants I could take her to. I didn’t want to go to church because I was tired of people feeling sorry for me.
Our Mother’s Day event is specifically for the mums in Waiting. We want to shower them with a great afternoon filled with gifts, fun and information. So, if you know someone who would benefit from this event, click the link below!
You’ll also be seeing more posts from me- I have a lot to talk about! I’m also going to be doing some Instagram live events to try and stay connected with everyone.
I haven’t been to the gym in about six months so I think it’s about time that I renew my membership and get a move on with staying healthy. Speaking of healthy- I gave up red meat 6 months ago! At first it was hard, but now it’s a breeze. Do I miss it? No. Why did I give it up? Quite long to explain- keep a lookout for further posts.
And finally, I’ll be discussing/sharing more about making a decision/plans for our frozen embryo.
In the meantime, I would like to wish myself a very Happy Birthday!
Be Encouraged, Be Expectant
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Happy birthday to you. Hope you had fun! I wish I was in the U.K, would have loved to attend the mothers in waiting event!