Sep 11, 2017
One of the biggest struggles infertility can bring us is a helpless feeling of loneliness and shame. These emotions can make us feel so divided from the rest of the world - including the people we love most. It can drive a wedge between us and our husbands, our best friends, our family and the Lord. Through my own struggles, I know firsthand how important a strong marriage, a solid support system and an unwavering trust in the Lord can be in your pursuit of motherhood. Through this episode, I hope to give you the tools you need to strengthen and build these core relationships up during a time when it can be so hard to feel connected to anyone at all. I understand how discouraging it can be to see your friends and family experiencing fertility and childbirth when it’s something you want so badly for your own husband and yourself, but I'm here to offer hope.
While this feeling can admittedly cause us to lose friendships, it’s actually created some for me. I met my friend Wynne Elder, featured on this podcast, on Instagram where we shared our stories of infertility. Social media opened so many doors for me to learn the stories of beautiful women who were struggling all around the world with the same battle that I was. Suddenly, I was thrust into a community of women. While the “infertility club” isn’t a club I ever wanted to be a part of or would ever choose to be a part of, it’s helped me see the Lord’s plan for me in the darkness of all of it.