Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Celebratory Society

Celebratory Soceity

Think of this as the most interesting delurking project you'll ever participate in. You can understand the project in full by clicking here, but briefly, the Celebratory Society is an online festschrift for a blogger- a way for you to tell me what my blog or actions mean to you.

But this isn't about me- this is about you too. I would love it if you returned to your own blog, started your own Celebratory Society post, added it to the main project list, and give me the opportunity to tell you

The fabulous Mel, a.k.a. Lollipop Goldstein at Stirrup Queens, who I like to think of as our Online Fairy Godmother, came up with this, and like all of her projects this one too is brilliant.

So go on, comment and tell me what this blog of mine means to you. Tell me how reading Wishing4One has transformed your life, kidding. Seriously what do you think of me and my blog, go ahead leave a comment. If this is your first time here read a few posts and tell me what you think.

Know that I love you all dearly. This blog for the past 4+ years has made my life so much more peaceful and so many of you have helped keep me sane in this crazy sea of infertility. I have made so many many wonderful online friends and I wish you could all come to Cairo and we could hang out.  I truly, truly heart you all. Now go on leave me some luv.


  1. You make me want to hop on a plane to Egypt :) I feel like you and I could sit for hours over coffee and pastries (yum!) Youve been such a wonderful cheerleader for a lot of the community--and I love seeing your name pop up in my reader and see your icon in my comments. I am so happy you are at this point in your journey! Continue your beautiful writing, my dear!

  2. YOU are an awesome woman. You make time to give everyone love and hope with every comment...and you are now allowing all of us to go on your journey to meet Super Baby! What a gift!

    Your heart is open so's just amazing.

    I cannot wait to see what a gorgeous, wonderful, caring, nurturing, FUN Momma you are going to be.


  3. I find it fascinating when people can go and live comfortably in other countries - especially ones like Egypt, where the culture is vastly different than in the US. That's what drew me here, but I stay because you have such a bright outlook, such a positive attitude, and a great sense of humor. Also, now I have to find out what happens next with Superbaby!

  4. I like coming it and just "hearing" you write. I've been reading/lurking for about a year now and when I come (Like the day you said BFP ) I am always ready for your great stories, your amazing way of telling us things like we are sitting around you at the table.

    I really like your blog.

  5. Well, first and foremost, you have opened my eyes to life in Egypt. I love hearing about life overseas--especially from someone who has a comparison point with the US. I could not be more thrilled for you and this pregnancy. I can't wait to hear about the next adventures with this new baby.

  6. You have just been such a wonderful supportive friend, you always seem to know the right thing to say when I need a dose of optimism.

    You are determined and positive, I love your posts about cats and Cairo.

    Oh yeah, and that you call me Dr Andie. That rocks!!!

    I could not be happier for you that Super Baby is happy and healthy and on the way.


  7. You have been so lovely & supportive during my IF journey & I've so enjoyed us now sharing our pregnancy journeys together. I also love hearing about your life in Egypt.

  8. I have struggled with how to put into words the way your caring nature shines through every post and every comment. I can't come up with an analogy that seems to capture it entirely, so instead I will just say that you epitomize the word friend... even from half a world away.

  9. grrrrr....I had a huge long post typed out and my computer fizzled out.
    okay, here goes again.
    What your blog means to me- I am in awe of your stamina and strenth through all of your treatments. I think that you and your husband are so strong, and so determined that it is impressive.
    I love your humor, even in the face of bad news. You tell your story in a way that is so easy to start following and not feel left out.
    I love your posts about everyday life in Egypt, and how you take pictures and tell us what everthing is.
    I am so excited for you and your addition to your family- you give me hope. :)

  10. Hi Wishing4one iv been following your blog for the last 2 month and it's really helped me allot, I'm 39 living in Cairo also and currently awaiting my test result after ivf and have five more long long days of waiting lol. I just want to say iv never been interested in reading any1s blog before let alone leave a MSG but your amazing at how you put your feelings across and look forward to getting up everyday now to see if you have been on lol. I'm dyslexic so it hard for me to wright without feeling stupid but hey your worth it cos you have really helped me on my journey so far, thank you again and good luck xxx Miss dyslexic xxx

  11. I've been drawn to your blog for a long time, but don't always comment. But I completely love your space here, how you write and how you tell it as it in Cairo. I was so excited when I saw your update on your journey, and I continue to think positive and pray for all good things! xo

  12. I am new to your blog...returning the favor :) I have read some, and really like that you are not afraid to ask questions, and are open to hearing from your readers. And I really look forward to hearing more about Egypt!!!

  13. Wishy, I don't really know how to sum up what I get from your blog. You are sweet, funny, and downright wonderful. I love hearing about your life in Egypt. The gentle nature of your soul shines through when you talk about your kitties. I am so happy I am getting to see your dreams of parenthood come to fruition.

  14. I WANT TO COME TO CAIRO!! can i, huh, can i? damn skippy i would love that!

    i like to read your blog because for one, you're in stinking CAIRO! so amazing to me.

    i admit to being a bit of a lurker/not a good commenter. i hope to god i congratulated you on your bfp at least - i will feel like a bitter-bitty-schmuck if i didn't.

    i do like to check in and see how you are feeling! sorry about the headaches! i bet tylenol will do the trick.

    you are a very sweet and thoughtful writer. and you are very, very supportive of others. i'm sorry that i haven't been as forthcoming with comments and that i'm a lurker. i vow to do better.

    thank you for your recent comments (not just on this project!) - you are steadfast support.


  15. You are simply an inspiration. I've never met anyone with as strong a faith as you have. That is how you have inspired me. You find the joy in the smallest of things, even when your heart is broken. You are obviously the most determined person that I know. Your sweet baby (I always pictured a girl, but I'm sure your father is right and it is a boy) is so unbelievably lucky to have you as a mom and Super S as a dad.

  16. You are so easygoing, fun, persistent, and open to the beauty of the world. You give us all such interesting insights into Egypt, the good, bad, and the wacky. You will be a wonderful mother.


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE comments! To me its like getting a present from a mystery person, ok well some of you are not such a mystery... but u feel me. You can subscribe to my updates via email or in your feeder of choice. Thanks so much for stopping by!