I'll always think about the children I've lost but I continue to pray for peace that things happen for a reason.
It may not be our fault. We may be innocent in and of ourselves, but these are issues we have inherited and sadly they are now ours to deal with.
My husband and his dad were actually looking forward to spending time together and celebrating this Father's Day. That's no longer possible.
Tragic moments and hard times will reach all of us and our children as well. We want to shelter them, but that isn’t always the best way to help them gain acceptance. Part of strong mental health — a huge part of it — is the ability to accept things as they are.
I am grateful there is a date set aside on our calendars to honor moms for all their hard work and sacrifice. However, I know firsthand that, for some, this day is just a painful reminder of loss.
Everyone's journey is different; he or she might want to test new ways to live and want someone to discuss this with. Genuinely listen to thoughts, hopes, and fears. Be a safe place for the person when he or she wants to dream and live well to the very end.
One day you will tell your story of how you conquered what you went through and be an inspiration to that mama struggling with infertility.