Infertility has changed me. It has tested me in many ways. It has caused me to breakdown at times. It has had an effect on how I feel about my body, and how I treat my body. It has taught me to never take anything for granted. It has reminded me that sometimes life is unfair, and there is nothing I can do about that. It has caused unspeakable pain and sadness. I’ve felt depressed and frustrated. It has caused friction in my relationships including my marriage.
It has made me so much more compassionate. It has helped me understand that being there for someone going through a hard time is invaluable. It has taught me how to support other people even when the circumstances are hard or awkward. It has made me more open to people. It has taught me how to show grace. I have learned to accept my flaws, and how striving to be better than I am today is way more important than trying to be perfect. I have learned the importance of standing up for myself and my feelings without putting someone else down for their own.
Because of infertility I am a better wife, a better friend, and a better person. And I have learned that I am most definitely not alone in this struggle and neither are you.