Saturday, March 19, 2011


We have been getting a lot of rain in the past eight months here in North Queensland.  Since August we have been experiencing over 300mm (or 118.1in) every month and sometimes as much as 70cm (or 27.6in) in half an hour.  Other than making it hard to do laundry it also means there have been lots of rainbows.  And I love rainbows.  On Boxing Day last year, I saw the best rainbow.  You could see the entire rainbow, from beginning to end.  I must have stood on the patio for half an hour just looking at it.  Because it was so close and big, I couldn't take a photo of the whole thing.  It was beautiful. 

Which brings me to a quote I saw this week by Dolly Parton that you could relate to any aspect of life but I thought it was really appropriate for infertility -

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

To get my little rainbow (BFP) I've had to put up with two and a half years of rain.  That's a lot of laundry and a lot of tears.  Quiet tears in the shower by myself and loud, full body sobs while being held by BJ. 

Now some people only have a little bit of rain to put up with and some people have to put up with years of pouring rain.  I hope if it is still raining where you are, it's not long before the clouds open up and you get your rainbow.


  1. I like that rainbow comment,Unfortentely its still raining over my way. Hope for a brighter day soon. So glad you have a lovely BFP. Its great

  2. Beautiful post... so true :) A lovely way of thinking about this journey and all the tears that it brings. Hoping you get your little rainbow soon. Thank you for your gorgeous comment on my blog xoxo