I’m asking for prayers, love and light to be sent to a dear fertility friend of mine.
After enduring over 5 years of trying to conceive, 1 fresh IVF cycle that resulted in OHSS, extensive fertility testing including the scratch to determine the receptivity of her uterine lining (which came back positive), she just found out that her 4th FET was not successful.
She has never had a BFP.
Life is horribly unfair.
This is why I feel like anyone facing infertility should never have to defend their feelings. We endure so much to achieve our desire to have children.
We undergo poking, prodding, testing, and surgeries that leave us physically vulnerable and emotionally bruised.
We face our fears and overcome them – only to find new ones hiding on the other side.
We learn who are true friends and family are. We leave behind those whose own journeys prevent them from being a part of ours.
Yet, we continue on.
We define what we are willing to do to reach motherhood – IUI, IVF, donors, surrogacy, or adoption. We may even find peace with a child-free life.
Does this mean we are unlucky?
No, it means we are strong.
We come out on the other side having a completely different perspective on life.
We have suffered, yet we are grateful for learning the things we have, for facing so many life lessons, for becoming a better version of ourselves.
Laurie – I admire your strength and determination. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤