Last week was National Infertility Awareness Week… and I missed it.
Better late than never right? That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.
A couple years ago for National Infertility Awareness Week, I wrote about how I was Thankful for My Infertility.
Please, feel free to read more about my infertility story… I can wait.
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. If for nothing else, I would walk through infertility just for him all over again.
If you are going through infertility, please know you aren’t alone. I beg you to go back and read my post. Even though God allowed me to carry a child, I still remember vividly the pain of infertility and have people extremely close to me that are dealing with infertility.
Honestly, watching close friends deal with infertility breaks my heart even more. I wish I could carry the burden for them. I know that pain, and I don’t want anyone else to feel that. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
I think society is getting more sensitive to infertility, however we still have a long way to go. It isn’t as taboo to talk about anymore or uncommon. However, the pain women and men feel when faced with infertility doesn’t lessen or go away. It is something that we all need to be sensitive to. We will all be faced with or know someone else that is faced with infertility in our lives, so this is something we should all care about.
Here is an awesome article I found on Mode.com as well for NIAW.
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, please be sensitive and inclusive of those women who may not have been blessed with children yet. Mother’s Day can be a quite painful day for these ladies (I remember full well).