Life, Photography

My first post for The Meraki Project is up! You can click on the link below or go to the menu above and click on the Meraki page. Here is a preview of Kate’s story…

I often felt the need to drink at baby showers or avoided them, or I drove home from them crying. I had miscarriages while friends were pregnant and would distance myself from them with no explanation, partial fear of scaring them I guess. Also jealously. I know from experience how to be jealous and happy for someone all at once.

I used to hear women tell me “oh I know where you are coming from, I had trouble too”, that have kids. I would think to myself, no no you don’t you have kids now, you don’t know

I was close to giving up hope after 5 miscarriages. I feel like now that I have her I can’t say I know what it feels like to not be able to have kids because I don’t, so I won’t be saying that.. but I understand now that people were just trying to comfort me and give me hope.

We were strongly considering adoption as David is still a south African citizen and we don’t qualify for state side adoption or foster care. I was going to have a child one way or another!….. read more


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