Denise is the Boho girl, Canon Digital Rebel

Meeting Denise last weekend was extra special. As some of you know, we met via email through our shared experience of (in)fertility. As much as every friend of mine helped and supported me during those years, there was nothing like having someone to walk alongside who knew firsthand what it was like. We could share the ugly stuff of it, the jealousy, the anger and the fear and know we were completely understood and held.

At one point we talked about what it would be like when it happened to one of us first (we have never doubted that we will both have our babies eventually) We agreed that we didn’t know how we would feel, that we might feel jealous or want to pull away, and that those feelings were okay. We had room in our friendship for all of it.

Although our journeys are slightly different now, Denise said it well, “I still feel as though our roads are side by side.” I am in awe of the power of deep connection and friendship. It can hold more than we could ever imagine.

And I so look forward to the day when I get to hold Denise and Carsten’s baby in my arms.

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  1. la vie en rose

    i’m a big fan of miss boho’s too!

  2. la vie en rose

    oh and let me add i’m going to get to meet her very, very soon!!! *clapping hands in glee*

  3. Denise

    this was the most perfect gift to wake up to while sipping one of our favorite teas (Green Tea Tropical).
    thank you…
    not only will we hold one another’s babes in our arms but we will watch them run naked together on the beach with their lil’ cherub bums. 😉
    you are beautiful, andrea and i am so touched by our special and powerful bond.
    i love you and wanna snuggle you,
    the boho girl

  4. Sundries Sublime

    Wow! This is a post full of so many emotions! Brought tears to my eyes!!!

  5. erika

    too sweet. the friendship in this post made me smile.

  6. stef

    here’s to friendships that open us up to beauty and freedom. you are both beautiful ~ xo

  7. my pink sky

    it’s so beautiful how you describe this friendship. i see you on the same path too…you a few steps ahead, but walking backward, hand outstretched, waiting for denise to catch up. and someday you will both be walking side by side, hand in hand, babes in arms. i smile at this thought 🙂

  8. kelly

    andrea…how sweet. you are a blessed girl in so many ways, for sure. but of course, we all
    are. sometimes, we just don’t see it.
    i was going to email you, but saw this post.
    i wanted to tell you that i have gotten somany
    compliments on my cotton candy necklace recently.
    i wear it all the time, almost everyday. but for the last week…people are really noticing.
    the funny thing is, it does make me feel like
    a supachick!
    blessings to you girlie….k

  9. Christine

    andrea, you are one lovely lady. and blessed with so many good friends. lucky you. your friend denise sounds like a very special woman, too. im glad you have each other.

  10. colorsonmymind

    What a lovely pic of miss boho!
    Your visit and connection sound so magical.

  11. Bek

    This is such a beautiful photo of Deni.
    She is so gorgeous.
    Its good that she has you Andrea.
    And you her too.
    Friendships like that do not happen often.
    But when they do…
    **** Ka-Pow *****
    Its wonderful.

  12. Leonie

    blessings on bodacious birthling friendships…
    they are indeed potent and powerful 🙂
    i am grateful and joyous that you have shared this together…

  13. Tan

    This is so special.
    Reading this put a smile on my face.
    Your friendship and connection are strong and deep.

  14. Vivienne

    I love this picture and I am an admirer of both of you gorgeous women.
    Your blogs have impacted my life in a positive way on my own (in)fertility journey.
    We are all playing in the soup..thanks for this post.
    Denise you are GORGEOUS!

  15. Alex

    Interestingly, some major global commercial publishers had promised to offer access to countries having less than $1000 per capita incomes. But they went back on their word, on the plea that they enjoyed sizeable subscriptions in India.
    So, will this solve the dilemma of having so much science, and yet so little of it — for a world which is “developing” but where the gap is simply growing?

  16. Alex

    I agree with what you said earlier.

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