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Jul 24, 2023Liked by Liz Medford - lizexplores.com

Wow, what a wild emotional ride this was even to read, let alone to live. This was heartbreaking and hilarious by turn, and very relatable even though I’ve never lived this particular journey. Thank you also for the context on adopting and what not to say; I have friends in that situation and that helps me be a better friend.

Finally, this image made me laugh out loud: “I decided to let my aging eggs ditch the platinum hair dye and finally go gray.” I hope you have a spectacular trip to Alaska.

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Thank you for ALL of this, Liz! I really appreciate the validation that my life has been an absolute shit show lately. At least I got some good one liners out of it. And we will see what happens in the next chapter!

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Liz Medford - lizexplores.com

I’m impressed you’re able to write with such clarity while you’re very much IN IT. It takes so much courage and self-compassion to call when you’re at the end of a cherished road.

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My writing brings me clarity. It’s very much part of the process. I heard a great quote the other day: “We don’t write what we know. We write to find out what we know.” It’s so true!

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Now that is a lot! I hope you have an adventure that fills your heart and soul in Alaska

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It is a lot, isn’t it? Thank you for validating that, Paula! Being in the middle of it makes it harder to see how absurd it all is. I hope this trip will give me what I need.

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Liz Medford - lizexplores.com

This was a open and honest story Liz.

Thank you for sharing.

And all the best.

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Thanks Michael! It’s been liberating to let go of worrying about what I say or how I say it. My favorite writing is the brutally honest kind, and I’m glad you appreciate it.

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Liz Medford - lizexplores.com

Brutally honest writing is wonderful.

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Liz Medford - lizexplores.com

Hugs. ❤️ can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

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Thank you, Jessica. Hopefully it will give me time to relax and reflect! 🤗

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Jul 27, 2023Liked by Liz Medford - lizexplores.com

Liz I love the way you pull readers in. We have 8 kids ourselves and always wanted a big family, but after our 6th we lost a couple and it rocked our world. Thank you for your candor. It was hard explaining it to people. Friends and family. Then we got blessed with two more later. We often have folks open up because we relate to that struggle. Thanks again.

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Wow Donald, what an incredible story! I always hear from people that secondary infertility (after someone has already had children) is just as painful. I’m glad it worked out and you were able to build the family you dreamed of! Thank you for reading my story. ☺️

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