At times the struggle to conceive can be isolating. We can feel alone, as though no one understands. It can be as if we are abandoned on a deserted island for one.
When we are drowning in the muck of our life’s struggles it can be easy to fall pray to the trap of our minds–all too ready, willing, and able to play out a stage drama behind the bars of Alcatraz.
When we stop however, just long enough to take stock of our lives, we often find that a small push on the prison bars will swing the door wide open and lead us to freedom.
Yes, fertility struggles are hard, and yes they leave us with unfulfilled dreams and dashed promises, yet they do not leave us with an empty hand.
When we have the bravery to expose our soft underbellies, we find that we are surrounded by sisters in a silent struggle toward motherhood.
If you are feeling alone, push the bars of your world open and reach out to other woman on the road to conscious conception through support sites (such as Resolve or Daily Strength), by following blogs (or writing your own), or by opening up to close friends and family about your struggle.
Though days may feel lonely, you are never, ever alone. There are many of us on the island and we are shining search lights over the ocean hoping to lead you home.