Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Courage in You

Dear Friend,

What you're doing takes courage.

It takes courage to face each month again with hope while still reeling from last months disappointment.

It takes courage to pay for another round of pills, more vials and needles, more tests, ultrasounds and surgeries.

It takes courage to wait in those waiting rooms and drive to those clinics, so often by yourself.

It takes courage to remember to be happy for others.

It takes courage to remember to be happy for yourself.

It takes courage to remember that your marriage is not a means to an end.

It takes courage to say I need a break.

It takes courage to sign stacks of papers, have your life picked apart by strangers and wait for approval.

It takes courage to arrange classes and activities because there are no playmates at home.

It takes courage to remember to enjoy each day, guiltless, when you know it might never come again.

It takes courage to celebrate those days, those anniversaries, those holidays in a way you never would have imagined.

You are courageous even on the days you feel weak.

You are courageous even when you struggle with guilt.

You are courageous even when the stress is too much.

Here in the most unlikely of places I see the courage in you.



Dear Friends Who Walk Beside Us - 

Thank you for your courage.  Thank you for your courage doing what you have to care for those given to you.  Thank you for share your joys, fears and frustrations.  Thank you for reminding us that our dreams must still be realities.  Thank you for loving us, caring for us and mourning with us when our lives are so, so different.  We see your courage in tight budgets, long nights, aching bodies and short tempers.  We see your courage in those small, loving moments.  We see your courage in the messy floors and the deep laughs.  We see your courage in your acceptance and your fear.  Thank you for loving and supporting us this week.

5 comments:

  1. This feels like the best support note from a friend ever. Love, love, love this. I'm impressed by your courage all the time. Prayers for you friend!

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  2. This is one of the most amazing things I have read. Thank you for this. From someone who beat infertility once aftoer 22 months. And is on a long break mid year 3 of trying to beat it again. Prayers to you. Thank you for being someone who speaks out. It most definitely takes courage.

    Katie

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  3. I've been keeping this browser tab open for days, reading and re-reading it. It's beautiful and encouraging and true. I just want to print it out in lovely font and frame it for myself and for friends who share this cross to look at every day when we need to hear these words. God bless you for YOUR courage. Thank you for writing and sharing this!

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    1. Thank YOU for such a wonderful complement!

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  4. I too am printing this out and keeping it in a safe place. I wish every woman suffering with secondary infertility could read this and keep these words in her heart, I know I will. Thank you so much!

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