Something that has become a big part of my life is infertility, or as a friend has encouraged me to say, "delayed fertility". It has been a very painful journey, one that I never expected to face. But it has also been a journey full of surprise blessings and friendships.
I love life with my husband. He is the best. We are two peas in a pod. We spend most of our time being silly, singing made-up songs, and cracking ourselves up. We also like to just sit in the same room, drinking coffee and reading. We enjoy each other's company tremendously. We love each other. We love our life together. But even with all of that, there is a void. The truth is, I have always wanted to be a mom and I know he would make a wonderful dad. The desire to be a mom only became stronger when I got married, and it has only increased as the years have gone by. This is a desire that isn't going away. While God has given me a lot of peace and even some joy in this journey, there are also some really hard days. It has become therapeutic to be able to share our story here.
Here are some of the things I've written about infertility and miscarriage so far:
OUR INFERTILITY STORY
Dealing with Fear
Oh, How He Loves Us
The Post I Didn't Want to Write
Infertility, Miscarriage & the Peace of God
Random Things & How I'm Feeling
What I'm Really Thinking
Baby Steps Infertility Awareness 5k
A Word for 2015
Just a Side Note or Two
I Do Believe!
Stacks of Stones
Kindness, Compassion & Infertility
I Still Believe
Running to God
A God Hug
Our Story in a Timeline
A Broken Truster, My Due Date, & the Faithfulness of God
Favorite Posts from other bloggers about Infertility:
How to Tell Your Infertile Friend, "I'm Pregnant!"
25 Worst Expressions to Say to an Infertile Friend
I Know You Hurt This Mother's Day
An Open Letter to Pastors: a non-mom speaks about Mother's Day
If you are suffering with infertility, you do not have to go through it alone. My support group has been a life saver for me. Reach out. Tell your story. Allow people to grieve with you, pray for you, support you. Yes, you will get ignorant comments, but that is your opportunity to educate them. ;) If nothing else, please email me. I will be glad to listen to your story.