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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Infertility Awareness Day: Happy Mothers Day to Mothers of Dreams

A. Gundelach [GFDL (
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Infertility is silent pain. It causes one to move through a life filled with contact with countless women who take fertility for granted, or worse, consider it problematic or something to be disdained. Sundays spent filling a tiny section of a pew surrounded by families who fill a full one bring pain. There's no doubt about it.

We often hear St. Valentine's Day referred to as Singles' Awareness Day.  I'm here to tell you that baby showers and Mothers' Day are both a special kind of Infertility Awareness Day, and they can bring tears.

To those whose homes are more empty than they had hoped-- I get it.  You have had plenty of people through the years offer sappy platitudes, so I'm not going to do that here.  We each find our peace with our situation in our own way.

To those who are blessed with fertility, here's my suggestion: Sent a quick bit of Facebook love to someone who isn't.  Make a phone call.  Send flowers next year.  Don't say why.  Just send a little love.  She's hurting today.


1 comment:

  1. <3

    This stung enough to bring tears. My love to you.

    In all things, we bless the Lord.



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