All the Sun For You

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What She Said! (NIAW)

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It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, and I have nothing unique or thought-provoking to say.  I feel like it’s all been said in prior posts of mine, and those are not things I care to rehash.

Yes, infertility is hard on your marriage, your soul, your mind, and your heart.  Yes, it’s a disease that no one can understand or relate to unless they’ve been through it themselves (oh if I had a dollar for every time someone told me they know how I feel because their friend, sister, cousin’s friend, or favorite star went through IF!).  Yes, it’s devastating on so many levels, and brings out the worst in us (an “us” that we don’t even like, but we’re stuck with).

Yes, infertility sucks.

But that’s all been said, over and over and over again.  And it’s all been said on this blog, on others’ IF blogs, etc.

Today, I read something profound.  I’m sure you all follow Em at Teach Me to Braid, because, well… she’s a terrific writer and a very uniquely refreshing person to read!  So you’ve probably read this already, but in case you have not, please do.  She sums up what it feels like to be infertile so perfectly.

Joint the Movement… Validate

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

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