National Infertility Awareness Week is April 20-26. 5 years ago, I would have never known that.
Infertility isn’t something that is talked about; however, more people are sharing.
Those of us that suffer from infertility typically sit in silence and shoulder the pain. Why is this?
Please, feel free to read more about my infertility story… I can wait.
So you must think, this girl has gone off her rocker. Why in the world would she be thankful for infertility?!?!???
Don’t get me wrong here…it hurts. It still hurts- everyday.
Without my journey, I wouldn’t have connected to some really great women who are also going through infertility.
I wouldn’t be able to relate or to empathize with their struggles.
Infertility is much more common now than many realize. There is no reason for couples to suffer in silence anymore!
More than anything, infertility brought me my son.
Without going through infertility, we probably wouldn’t have pursued adoption so soon. We always wanted to adopt, but I always thought it would be after biological children.
God had different plans, and I’m so thankful He did!
Baby Delight is exactly the baby we were meant to have.
Infertility has also brought me and my husband closer together.
We have had to deal with emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial situations that many couples our age don’t have to deal with. Through this we have learned to lean on one another, and we have grown closer though the process.
Would I wish infertility on anyone? Heavens no.
Do I enjoy infertility? Not at all.
Am I thankful for the journey God has me on and the sweet blessings He brings? Absolutely!
My infertility reminds me of when Paul talks about the thorn in his flesh that he has in 2 Corinthians. We have no idea what this thorn is, but Paul asked God to remove it several times. God never removed this thorn. We don’t know why, but we know that it kept Paul humble.
I don’t know why God has allowed me to suffer from infertility. I pray that God will take this burden from me. If he doesn’t, I will praise Him. If he does, I will praise Him!
Sometimes things happen that we don’t like, but we can always know that God has a plan. I know it is hard to be happy and thankful in the mist of infertility! However, God does have a perfect plan for each of us.
If you suffer from infertility, please know you aren’t alone!
If you don’t suffer from infertility, I ask you to think of how you can be more sensitive and compassionate to the women in your life who might be dealing with this.
Also, if any of you ever want to discuss adoption, I would love to hear from you!
Have you gone through a hard time and looked back thankful for the situation?
Do you think infertility is becoming a more prevalent subject?