Infertility and adoption are never far from my mind. There has been a shift in how I think about those two things over the recent years though…falling even more in love with adoption, and not cringing or crying when I hear or talk about infertility.
But I keep talking about infertility and loss because so many people aren’t talking about it. When we were beginning our journey through infertility I felt so alone. And I don’t want others to feel that way. I share in hopes of encouraging that one person – maybe that’s you! I share to help inform others who aren’t dealing with infertility but might come across someone who is, and maybe reading some of my posts will help them support their friends better.
I’ve been through the darkness, the loneliness, the aching, the tests, the blood draws, the shots, the daily morning pee tests, the dreaded two week wait, and then the unwelcomed arrival of Aunt Flo. I’ve been there, I get it. You are not alone.
If you’re just starting out, or maybe in the middle of your infertility journey, this five post series called, “How Long Will It Hurt?” might help.
If you’d like to know how to better support some friends, check out this post on why they can’t “just” adopt.
If you’d like a quick laugh about infertity, check out, “Sorry, My Bitterness Was Showing.”
And because I couldn’t have said it better myself, here are 40 Things Not To Say To Couples Going Through Infertility by Sean & Lizzy at ournewforever.blogspot
And finally, stay tuned, as I’ll continue to write about finding hope in this dark time of infertility. My hope is you’ll feel encouraged, and not feel alone.