Sky WylieCast Member - Galaxy Cinemas
Sky's Story :
In a crisis, I have always been “the warrior”, the “brave”, “strong”,”fearless” woman who faces the demon and attacks it with ease.
This is what people see on the outside looking in. What I see is simply just my ability to cope. I can recover quickly, but does that make me “a warrior”?
If we peel back the layers , there’s a lot of hurt there, just sitting, waiting for the next crisis to come along.
I take a deep breath, I take out my tub of Moose Tracks ice cream and scoop my softest blanket from my bed, and I wrap myself up like a little burrito on my couch and lose myself in some trashy tv. Does this sound like a “warrior” to you?
If you have ever struggled with infertility, you expect a crisis at any moment. It’s just what happens when you have been faced with such a life altering situation.
The way you saw your life, all of your plans, your hopes and dreams for the future, they come crumbling down in an instant. And as you try to rebuild, another tragedy strikes, and then another. So burrito blanket “warrior” makes an appearance quite a few times.
11 years ago, I fell in love with my now husband, Addison.
8 years ago, we decided to start a family.
In those 8 years we have had 3 tragic miscarriages, unexplained infertility, and have had to give up the hope of ever having a biological child.
A recent health diagnosis for myself hit us both hard in the gut when we were told that not only did this diagnosis explain my recurrent losses, but, it would make it practically impossible to ever have a successful pregnancy, even with the wonders of science.
Burrito blanket “warrior” to the rescue.
Infertility and loss is such a huge part of who I am, and so naturally I made friends with the same struggles. One of these wonderful friends and I have learned a lot from each other over the years and have been turning our pain into plans.
We held our first ever public butterfly release in the summer and created an event to honor the Wave of Light in October. Both of these events were created to help bring this community together through our heartbreak and celebrate the lives of the children we lost, and the children we have longed for.
I am forever grateful to this wonderful human for helping me see the glowing resilience in myself.
And showing me that pain doesn’t always have to look like a sad burrito woman on my couch, it can bring the brave and broken hearted families in our community together.