NIAW :: National Infertility Awareness Week 💗 We are 1 in 8. We went through painful years trying to conceive these two little miracles. We finally landed on the other side of infertility doubly blessed and we are forever grateful for the girls that we get to call our daughters. 💕
Infertility is a pain so deep that I can't even describe it. You lose yourself in cycles, shots, and all the appointments ... and then one day, after battling for so long, you start living each day just going through the motions. The pain of every failed attempt landing you back at the starting line, spiraling, crumbling, while it seems every single person around you is pregnant.
I shared our story at the launch of chipandchisel.com in 2015, not long after the birth of my girls. Putting it all out there in such a public way has been the best decision I could've made when it came to telling the "why" behind chip&chisel. It has connected me with SO many women struggling with infertility along with their moms, sisters, friends, etc., who have also reached out to talk about our/their journey, learn how they can support their loved one, and ask questions about treatments, protocols, side effects of the drugs, and so on. Being even the smallest part of someone's journey is such an honor and it made me realize this past year that *this* is why we were meant to travel the path we did. To be a support to others in any aspect of life is a treasure. For me, being able to help raise awareness, bring hope to someone who is on the same path that we were, to be able to show that the pain you are enduring is not for nothing ... well that is something I'm truly passionate about. I'm touched by each and every email I receive and I value the friendships that have come from connecting through our story.
If you are ever feeling alone or just need to hear from someone that's been there, please reach out - you are not alone. xo lindsy