April 22-28 is National Infertility Awareness Week. I hope you'll join me and many others this week as we try to help raise awareness for infertility.
- I am garbage, damaged goods- if I can’t function as a woman, why would my husband want me?
- I don’t know why I feel like crap today, but I do. And if one more person announces on face book that they are expecting, I might lose it!
- I have no friends. Everyone is busy with their children. I stop everything I am doing for them and their children, but does anyone do that for me? Right then, when I need it most? I'm going to just start pulling back and keeping things inside.
- What should we "do" next? What does my husband really think about me crying all of the time?
Now What? How can others help, and not hurt (because they really do not mean to)
Infertility can spur up very ill feelings. Most of the time, you have to understand, they are uncontrollable feelings that make you sick to think about even having, but the truth is, when you have the desire to be a parent and you cannot possibly achieve it, it seems like the entire world is on pause. Most don’t get it and say hurtful things that they don't mean. Some people try to get it, but they don’t or forget about your pain, when they are successful on the journey. Few people actually get it. I have put up some links, and I hope that you will visit them!
For help with infertility and to read other people’s journey, click here
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I'm leaving you with my feelings wrapped up in this video...