*UPDATE: We've hit a snag with the solar install... So, new official launch date: Friday, April 6th! We'll have to skip the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico for now and go straight to Texas.
With the start of our trip coming up soon, I've been thinking a lot about how Bach and I got to this point in our lives. As crazy as it might sound, this trip wasn't something we had spent years considering and planning for. The idea literally came to me at a spur of the moment and then I immediately texted Bach about it and that was that. We both felt it in our bones that this was something we really wanted and could do.
Albeit there were events that led up to this life changing decision.
The beginning of this journey started with infertility. Bach and I had been struggling with infertility and getting treatments for about 3 years, and after seemingly endless tests, getting bad news, and a couple failed IVF attempts, we both agreed that we were done. We were done with seeking infertility treatments, but we're not done with our desire to grow our family.
Early on in our relationship, we decided that whether or not we have biological children, we would adopt children as well. So that plan will continue! For those of you have adopted, or know of people who have adopted and have good references to adoption agencies, please send that info our way! Over the years I've been taking notes and have already started researching, but the more knowledgeable I am, the better!
Infertility has been a heartbreaking journey, but ultimately, I'm grateful for it because it got us to where we are now and has given us a clearer perspective and path on growing our family in the future. Infertility has inadvertently given us the opportunity to take this time for ourselves to adventure and experience life to its fullest.
I'm excited, anxious, a little scared... but most of all, looking forward to the beautiful sites we'll see, the people we'll meet, and the experiences we'll share.
So, we're hitting the road Jack! But we'll be back San Diego :) Our first stop, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.