Mother’s Day (the infertility blog)

Mother’s Day (the infertility blog)

The planets aligned this year for 2017, Mother’s Day falls on our twelfth wedding anniversary (insert slow golf clap). I’ve not taken a poll, but I can imagine that what Valentine’s Day is to singles, Mother’s Day is to those struggling with infertility (or those without the presence of a biological mother). I currently have a punch card for both. Twelve years of marriage Sunday, and with that, twelve years of infertility for my husband and myself. This won’t be one of the those blogs that’s titled “Things Not to Say to People with Infertility” or “10 Things I Wish My Friends Knew About My Infertility”.  As great as those articles are, I’m a firm believer that if I have information that I wish my friends knew…drum roll please…I tell them. Also, if you’re curious about the infertility journey ask a friend who faces it. It’s uncomfortable, but your friend will value the attempt to build empathy. Facts don’t build connection, hard conversations do. No, this won’t be a passive aggressive attempt to right my friends thinking either. I have amazing friends who bring strength and much prayer to this area in my life. My purpose of this blog is to open up about some mindsets that I believe hinders believers from entering into a deeper sense of community in regards to infertility, but could also be applied to many other situations. So let’s start by talking about children and the Old Testament! Whoohoo! In the Law of the Old Testament, we see that God gives clear direction to a nation who follows or disobeys His commandments. If you...