Happy Thursday, Everyone!
I wanted to share a couple thoughts and one BRIGHT IDEA!
*First of all, each and every one of you struggling with infertility PLEASE know you're on my heart and in my prayers. I wish I could reach through this computer screen and hug you. You could cry (odds are-I'd join you!), you could be mad, and I would love to listen to your story. When I was struggling to get pregnant, sometimes it just felt good to talk. It was fabulous to have friends, a spouse, or family members who were just willing to listen.
*I've shared my story before here and here. If you've never read my story before, please go check it out. Not because it's some amazing post, but because I hope just a snippet of it might bring you a bit of encouragement.
*There are some AMAZING resources out there right now for those of you going through infertility. This book...31 Days of Prayer During Infertility is just one of the many Christian books out there to encourage you during this time.
*Know that God has a plan for YOU!
*I think lots of trials are like this. In the midst there is absolutely NO possible way we can see the good or what God has planned, but sometimes on the other side of it-it all makes sense. I pray that is the case for you. That on the other side of your trial, you're giving a head nod and completely understanding what He was doing during those days.
*I was a talker. I wanted to talk about it and just felt SO much better when I was sharing my struggles. I know all of you aren't like that, but for those of you who are...THIS IS WHERE MY BRIGHT IDEA COMES IN...if you're someone struggling with infertility who would like to be paired up (think pen-pal) e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll pair you guys up. I was so encouraged by having a close friend (Shay) who was going through the exact same thing. I could share my thoughts and I knew she completely understood. I was thinking about you guys this week and it just hit me that it might REALLY help some of you to have a friend or pen pal (I don't know what we should call it) who's right there in the trenches with you. E-mail me if you're interested in participating. I'll match you guys up and then my plan is to e-mail out groups this weekend.
*Maybe you aren't struggling with infertility but know someone who is. Please share this post with them.
Please know, ladies, you're on my heart and in my prayers. Praying this works and builds some great friendships. There's nothing like having a friend in the trenches.