Courageous Mama February TraceyAs February draws to a close, we’d like to leave you with some final words from our Courageous Mama of the Month – Tracey Schlosser.

We introduced you to Tracey a couple of weeks ago, and you can read her courageous story here.  Recently, we checked back in with Tracey, and this is what she had to say:

This far, I can say that currently despite the latest loss/disappointment, I’m at a new kind of peace. I feel happy. I feel proud of the choices I made to take some time for myself. I’m excited that my husband and I are both willing and optimistic to start another round of IVF in April. I’m ready to focus on strengthening other areas of my life, so that when we are back on the roller coaster of IVF, I will be able to better conquer the stress of it. I wrote a post earlier this week called “The Plan,” and it’s a good thorough update on where we are now.

As for words of wisdom, as sad as it may be, I’m realizing that as much as I hope and pray and believe that this round will work and we will have a healthy happy baby in our arms in the next year, I still accept that it may not happen. If that is our fate, I want to be okay. I don’t want to drown in the “trying.” I want to live and enjoy this journey each day. I want to live through the storm, not just numbly endure it until we get our happy ending because we may not. I hope we do. I’m not giving up. I’m gearing up to give it my all even more than the first round. I believe this will happen for us, but we need to make ourselves happy in the meantime, regardless. That’s my current goal. 🙂

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tracey for being our Courageous Mama this month. We will continue to follow her and her husband’s story and bring you updates on their courageous journey.

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