Mother’s Day is just one month away and I’m already making plans for my annual Mother’s Day Brunch that I host for my wonderful mother each year. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve seen some of the photos that are inspiring my decor this year. I’ll be sharing lots more in the coming weeks, so check in! But first, April 24 – 30, 2016 is National Infertility Awareness Week and it is something I try to highlight to each year. #NIAW
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Since infertility affects 1 in 6 couples, chances are you know someone dealing with this disease. When my husband and I got married almost 7 years ago, we had planned to start our family right away and have several children. We had no idea we would struggle with infertility. As one who comes from a large family, with 8 siblings and 43 grandchildren (and counting), I just assumed we would hit the ground running, I had no idea that I had infertility issues until we began doing testing after a year of trying without success. The journey we have been on since has been foreign territory for us and our families. We have supportive families and friends, but have encountered so many insensitive comments along the way from outsiders that whenever I get the chance, I recommend that anyone reads this infertility etiquette article written by Resolve – the National Infertility Association.
As I have shared my struggles with others, I have been blessed to become friends with many in the infertility community. We offer support, encouragement, understanding and hope to each other. That is why I wanted to share this quote with you today. If you know someone who longs to be a mother – especially as Mother’s Day approaches, please print this out for them, attach it to a small token of love and let them know you are thinking of them. This quote means so much to me. For years, Mother’s Day represented all that I wanted and didn’t have, but when I read this quote I believe its words and feel they are true – I am a mother because of my nature, not because of the number of children I have or don’t have. Please share it with your friends and give them encouragement during this time that we remember those with infertility and look to celebrating Mother’s Day.
Infertility Quotes Printable:
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