First of all, today at work was obviously better than yesterday. It was still hard, especially doing 2 sessions with clients who were grieving and checking in on a couple others, but having a quiet afternoon and staff being able to lean on each other for support both helped.
I've been meaning to write this post for a couple weeks now, leaving the post that inspired it up on my Firefox window. The Cornfed Feminist wrote a really interesting post about the effects of infertility on others in our families, specifically on our mothers. My mom has been really great and supportive, and I know how she feels about the impact of the infertility on me (and on the use of the word infertility...she wants a more positive term that reflects that fertility has not been achieved yet). Before reading this post, though, I never thought to ask my mom how she feels about not being a grandmother yet. Mom?