sometimes life takes us in directions we never saw coming. and oftentimes it is not until we look back in hindsight that the lightbulb flickers on to say “THIS is why, THIS is (partly) why you were meant to struggle.”
oftentimes i am admittedly blind to the glare of that lightbulb. this is not one of those times.
a few weeks ago, an old friend of mine suggested i gear up with another mommy blogger to jointly tackle, for lack of a better term, a piece for Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. through her, i was so very blessed to make the acquaintance of Cary Lawler, the author behind the popular blog Mama Lovejoy. Lawler’s blog is a safe haven and supportive place for moms who feel the undue pressures of motherhood by offering sage advice and providing the information we all “wish we had known” prior to having a child. let’s be honest, there is much too much pressure put upon moms, amiright? anyway, together, we shared my trying-to-conceive-and-multiple-loss story with the hope it would reach more women who were struggling with this themselves and lacking support, or women who had friends and loved ones battling infertility. because there is strength in numbers. and if 1 in 4 women have lost a child you KNOW someone who needs support, whether they are in hiding or out in the open. and it is helping.
as scary as it is, putting it all out “there” for people to see/judge/comment, i know sharing my story makes a difference. i want those who are still suffering in silence to know they are not alone . i understand. i GET it. i am here for you.
secondary infertility is more common than you think. a very big thank you to Cary for taking interest in my cause and interviewing me for her piece. please check out her article here: Trying To Conceive | Mama Lovejoy and share it to increase awareness. and if you enjoyed it feel free to visit her blog at http://www.mamalovejoy.com