I took a quick glance down my row to painstakingly become aware that I would be the only woman of childbearing age, not standing. Another quick glance behind me, as well as in front of me, I determined the same. With my head held down and my fingers white-knuckled and intertwined, I braced myself for… Continue reading Why I Choose To Sit on Mother’s Day
I used to receive them all of the time when I first announced our struggle to conceive. You know, those random texts that someone was praying for me. Or a card sent to my mailbox with words that spoke Truth into my heart. Or sometimes even a surprise gift of faith that was left on… Continue reading Encouraging Your Loved One Through Infertility
I understand infertility is awkward. It’s awkward because it’s hard to know what to say or how to respond to your loved one who is in this kind of pain, especially during the holiday season. So to help you out, can I offer four suggestions? The first one is simple, but yet so hard to… Continue reading What Should I Say to Someone Struggling with Infertility this Holiday Season?
There is nothing more exciting than telling your loved ones that you are expecting, am I right? I know I can't wait for the day! I dream of it. I plan it. I lay awake at night, envisioning it. And so, I am guessing you do too? Because it's exciting to see their smiles and… Continue reading I Am Pregnant, She Is Not: How Should I Announce My Pregnancy to an Infertile Friend?
On April Fool's Day, I will never forget five years ago, when I stood in a classroom where I worked and received a text message from someone close to me which said, "I'm pregnant!". I instantly felt my knees buckle and my stomach twist into knots. I also remember that all too familiar lump form… Continue reading Your April Fool’s Pregnancy Joke Could Hurt 1 in 8 (and here is why)