April 22-28 is National Infertility Awareness Week!
It’s National Infertility Awareness Week and I want to encourage those who are walking through the desert of infertility.
If you are facing infertility as a diagnosis or are having trouble conceiving, I want to speak directly to you. You are NOT alone. Infertility is personal. It is a sensitive, private topic and it can be difficult to talk about with others, especially those who don’t understand what you are going through month after month. If you are struggling with infertility, one of the best ways to find support and understanding is with someone who is walking the road with you. I am infertile and I am walking alongside you in the infertility journey. After 11 years of infertility I am here to tell you that there is hope within the struggle and it is possible to live a fruitful life, even within the barrenness.
You are not alone. There is hope. There is purpose.
I do not know your present circumstances, your family dynamics, or your medical diagnosis, but if you are living with infertility I do know your struggle. I can’t promise you that one day your dream of giving birth to a child will be fulfilled or that you will ever be a parent. What I can tell you is that there is a God who loves you and knows where you are in your desert. He has a plan for your life and will give you hope for your future, no matter what lies ahead. You can live blessed in barren places.
Our Heavenly Father cares for those who are heartbroken, and he comforts those who mourn.
God knows what you are going through, and He deeply cares for you. I know because the thorn of infertility was the very thing that God used to reveal himself to me. He had a purpose for my life, even in barren places. He can do the same for you. Cast your cares on Him and let His genuine love fill all of your empty places.
Please do not go through the journey alone. Find a trusted friend to talk to. Find a support group. Connect with others who understand the struggle. And most of all, lean on the loving God who cares for you. You not alone. I’m living blessed in barren places.
Check out the RESOLVE National Infertility Association.
Infertility is personal. It is painful. It is indifferent. It places labels. It casts judgements. It is misunderstood. It steals hope. It fuels doubt. It extinguishes joy. It alters lives. It pierces hearts. It screams in the silence. But infertility does NOT get the last word.
This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Please see a medical professional if you think you are dealing with infertility or a medical condition that could result in infertility. I am not affiliated with Resolve.