Today is November first here and it begins a month of birthdays. A lot of my friends happen to be scorpios. Today, my best friend, turns…well, the same age I will turn in less than a week.
Happy birthday, dear Tyke.
November first is also the day, five years ago now, that Alec and I began the final stretch of our journey to complete our family. It was the day that we went in on our last IVF retrieval at a Beverly Hills clinic surrounded by celebrities, to get whatever eggs they could from me. It was our second round of IVF after failed attempts at that and less invasive procedures and a few different losses. While we wanted to keep the faith, we knew that we could not take much more. We had always said that we wanted two kids with an option for a third, but we were starting to think about life with just one. I am so grateful for giving it that one last go as it is what brought us the twins. When we got that phone call a few months later confirming that the tests were all fine and what the sex of the twins would be, I felt an overwhelming calm. In my mind, I just thought, “Family, all present and accounted for.”
I love November.
This year we are not doing Movember as I will be running on December 2nd to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and treatment programs. Others are doing Movember though and since my father passed from Prostate Cancer, it is one charity that I would encourage people to support!