|A. Gundelach [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)|
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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.