It’s the 4th day in NIAW, please take the time to click the link below and read this great article from The Huffington Post:
I can relate to most of these 27 points, and most people facing infertility would be nodding their heads along with me. After a year and a half in and then some on our struggle, I am finding myself wanting to become more open about our journey and spread awareness.
I have learned I have nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. I have learned that a support system is key to finding strength in this journey. I have learned a lot about infertility, especially Secondary Infertility. I’ve also learned a lot about myself and the strength I have. Some days are just plain hard, but it’s like the quote: “On particularly rough days when I am sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days is 100%, and that’s pretty good”. God placed this struggle in my life for a reason and it’s my hope I can help others struggling with primary/secondary infertility realize they are not alone. There is support out there and people who do understand and care about what you are going through.
Here are some things I try to remind myself daily:
You are never alone. You are stronger then you will ever know. Your struggle matters. Be brave. Be courageous. Find strength in your tears. Lean on your support system. Spread awareness. Be kind to yourself. Take care of yourself. Love yourself. Find joy in your everyday. Live life to it’s fullest despite your heartaches. Smile each day. Laugh each day. Find hope in each day. Enjoy your family. Treat yourself. Embrace everyday miracles. Let go and give it to God.