It is the first day of National Infertility Awareness Week, which is as good a day as any to come out of the closet: SURPRISE, we are the 1 in 8.
For the last 3 years, our life has been rocked to the core as we struggle to achieve the one thing we want most in this life. Infertility is a heart-wrenching, faith-questioning, relationship-testing experience that consumes every part of your being day after day. It is full of tears, anger, why’s, and disappointments as we grieve the loss of our dream over and over, month after month. We have our inevitable lows, but we are boldly praying for our high.
The hardest part, though, is that Infertility is a silent disease. Silent, because there is a certain associated stigma that is seeded by pride, guilt, and shame, which makes it a difficult and painful subject to talk about. This week is about removing that bondage, raising awareness, and breaking the silence. If you are struggling with Infertility - It is NOT your fault. You are BRAVE, you are a WARRIOR, and YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This week, please help raise awareness, show support to, and encourage your friends and family who are suffering in silence.
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