There were times when I longed for someone to talk to who could identify with what I was going through. Being barren sometimes feels shameful, inadequate, empty…feelings that we typically keep to ourselves in an effort to seem fine about it. But so often, I was not fine about it. I’ve had peaks & valleys in this journey, but the valleys & the effects of it used to seem more real & to last longer. After 8 years married and no pregnancy, MY ISSUE WAS OUT IN THE OPEN. Why didn’t anyone close by & tangible who’s dealt with this before me, especially those who conceived after barrenness, grab me by the hand and say, “I went through this too & here’s what got me through…”
Next thing I know, I found out there was another woman, close by, who had been as quiet about being barren as I was. Then there was another & another. Then some surfaced in the family, on both sides, again as quiet as I had been. As I gained strength and encouragement through reading about the barren women in scripture and how their wombs were opened, I slowly realized that I am that “anyone” who will grab others by the hand and say, “I’m going through this too & here’s what’s getting me through…” I know there are books out there that are a GREAT HELP, but I still had to read them by myself. So let’s establish some LIVE VOICES to correspond back & forth as our wombs are opened.
I choose to believe that I am going to bear a child from my own eggs, womb & husband, and I choose this because of the Voice of Truth!