Tuesday, April 28, 2009

National Infertility Awareness Week.....

SO MANY WOMEN DREAM OF SEEING ONE OF THESE....And having this photo taken with their husbands...

I'm sure many of you figure or already know that The Captain & I have had our own battle with infertility.

We are living proof that.....

  1. God will "GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART" if you delight yourself in him. Psalm 37:4
  2. He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. PRAISE THE LORD! Psalm 113:8-9
10% of the population is affected by infertility and it hurts.. 1 in 10 people-that's a lot huh?
With Mother's Day fast approaching, please think about this and be sensitive and compassionate to those who suffer from infertility.
To learn more about "Infertility 101"-CLICK HERE to get the facts.
And for all of you ladies going through Infertility-you'll make it! With God at your side, he will guide you and never leave you! There are so many options out there. IVF, Embryo Adoption, Adoption through foster care, International adoption, Domestic adoption. I've been there. We prayed for 1 and got 7 remember????
I have done A LOT of research over the years on all of the above.
If you desire any information about any of this I would be glad to share more.

18 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

What a wonderful reminder to all of us. Your faith inspires me.

C.C. and Double T said...

Thank you for the reminder for everyone. Even though we have moved on to adoption, infertility still hurts as it lingers beneath everything else.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Very sweet and thoughtful post!

Praying for them this time of year!

Love you,
Jill

Sandy Toes said...

Very true..it can be full of disappointment and heartache.
sandy toe

Andrea said...

Thank you for the reminder, indeed He does give you the desires of the heart... but not always in the way we expect or understand. I will certainly be in prayer, I appreciate your insight.

The Pifer's said...

Thank you so much for this sweet post! This gives me hope, you inspire me and I love reading your blog!

Thanks :)
Tiffany

Midwest Mommy said...

I can honestly say this is something I didn't really understand until I started blogging. Most people, well almost all people in my real life don't talk about this. Blogging as been such a blessing for me for understanding people more and having more compassion.

Chris and Sarah said...

OK, you have me crying. Even though God blessed us with 2 miracle bio babies and 1 miracle adopted child after 4 years of infertility I still get very emotional about this.

To be honest Mother's Day is still a very hard day for me because I remember the pain of that day during those 4 years and I cry every year for those that are going through that pain now.

Thank you for reminding people to remember these people. I think I might do a post about it too. Thank you!!!

Alicia_B said...

What a beautiful reminder! Thank you so much for sharing! I know that this week will mean so much more to me now! I will pray for all of those wonderful couples out there having to struggle with this!

Hope said...

Thank you for blogging about this. I'll admit that I have never thought about Mother's Day in the light of infertility.

As you said 1 in 10 experience problems with infertility, but it is something rarely talked about. Thank you for being so courageous and helping to educate about it!

This year I will be thinking of ways to support my friends experiencing infertility this Mother's Day.

Teresa said...

You captured the feelings I went through with infertility! I had to grieve the loss of a dream - my husbands hands on my pregnant belly, talking to my baby yet to be born, being excited to tell everyone we were pregnant...

Moving through it for me meant realizing that ultimately pregnancy is supposed to lead to parenthood. I had to let go of the dream of pregnancy and hang on to the dream of parenthood.

For me (and me only!), the infertilty pains have been significantly reduced since we completed our family with the adoption of our daughter. When we were trying to adopt again prior to adopting her, the infertility issues reared their ugly heads again.

Angie said...

Although I have never struggled with infertility, I have felt my heart leaning towards adopting. We have 2 boys and 1 girl and we would love to adopt a little girl. I have heard that if you go through your own state to adopt a child from that state most of the costs are covered. (in our case it would be PA). I'm just not sure if we would qualify to adopt. We live on one income and it's pretty small, but I am going to do some research anyway.

Have a great day!

Jen said...

you are so right on with this post. I love it.

Michele said...

I have a healthy 5 year old daughter and had 2 losses (early infancy(heart defect)and MC. I have infertility problems and am told that the latest dose of medicine is not working and I will have to go to a reproductive specialist. I have been very interested in adoption but the cost of domestic is expensive. I thought about looking into adoption through the State of Georgia. I would like to adopt an infant. Are all infants through the state drug exposed? What are their long term effects?

Tricia said...

Thanks for this post! I have to take a PG test each month due to my medication and even though I know it is going to be neg..it still hurts everytime! I am so happy I will be starting a new med which will allow me to not have to go through this monthly let down! Plus we have been matched with 2 sibs and are going to the disclosure meeting tomorrow! Praise God for helping us stay sane through all the infertility/adoption stuff! We are at the last hurdle to having our forever family!!!!!

Cheryl said...

I just want to point out that a woman that has had issues with infertility and actually DOES conceive and has a biological child is far different than a woman that has infertility issues and tries and tries over and over again and never conceives. The two in no way compare. I live with the "what-if's" every day of my life. What if I had just went to one more specialist? What if I had taken one more dose of Chlomid? What if...? I love my adopted children with all my heart. I wouldn't trade them for anything, but I still have that desire in me to carry and give birth to a child. That day will never come for me. The desire has diminished greatly over the years, but the thought enters my mind ocassionally.

Lauren said...

Thank you for this post. It really helped me today.

quilt'n mama said...

Thanks for sharing this post Jen. Infertility is painful, so many times I think we forget the words we say that seem fine to us that can hurt so much. BUt as you said, God asnwers the desires of your heart- we were so ready to start our family and finally 8 years into married, we found out we were expecting (a total surprise & blessing) and had a rough pregnancy, delivery and our sweet girl who spent the first 3 weeks of her life in the NIUC. We began the adoption process again and low and behold... God blessed us twice... Abigayl's adoption and another surprise pregnancy (again rough and a little man born with lung & heart issues who's first home was the NICU.) We knew that another pregnancy wasn't an option but GOd's opened the doors through adoption for our family to grow again and in Jan. Nate came home... now we are just praying to see what God has in store for our family in the future:)
Praying for you guys and thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Gayly