Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I Understand!

Hey gang!

I have never battled infertility (maybe bad timing) and always wondered what it was, how you got it, how it could be explained and the whole shebang. Even though I have wondered, I have never researched, as I figured I had nothing to worry about. With most of my friends in "blogland battling" this devastating factor, I must say I am curious.

This summer, having nothing to do, and watching lots of mindless tv, I am drawn to the channel Discovery Health. A midday show known as Baby Lab which features everyday people battling infertility (people from all walks of life) getting help from Dr. Silver ( a renowned fertility expert). I have cried, rejoiced, crossed my fingers, sat on the edge of my seat, cried some more and thanked God for my blessings.
This program walks you through the various stages (and it is quite a few stages) that many couples go through to get pregnant.

Ladies, hats off to you. You have earned my respect, my love, my prayers. It is a long and worrisome journey that many of you go through to achieve your dream. I understand and I salute you. I see what you go through and my heart aches along with yours. For every injection you get, I feel for you. For every disappointment you face, I cry with you. For every egg retrieval you go through and bea testing you do, I hold my breath along with you.

Through this program, I also learned it is quite expensive. Though I may not be able to assist you financially, I can offer you my prayers. Hopefully this is enough.
Ladies, you are all in my prayers as we travel this journey together. Do not think that you are alone. You have a friend in Florida hoping, praying, and crying with you. Though each experience is personal, as women we share a bond and my heart aches along with yours.

I have heard many ladies battling this condition that they cannot talk to their friends as they do not understand. I have heard many women say that they get unwanted advice about what to eat, to just relax, that once you stop trying it will happen. Well ladies, I have no advice to offer, but just know I UNDERSTAND.
Praying for you always.

Awaiting my expected end.


  1. Thank you, Marie, for your kind words of encouragement and your continued prayers. You are in my prayers as well! xo

  2. Wow! Means more than you can possibly know. Thanks for not only feeling this way, but for taking the time to share it with us.

  3. You are so sweet. I look at my journey compared to some other women's journey to mommyhood, and feel like a wimp.

    Nothing makes me happier than seeing another woman that has faced fertility issues get pregnant and have their babies!

  4. You're wonderful! How nice to be prayed for. Keeping you in mine too, Friend! :)

  5. What a sweet post!
    I'm going to look for that show. It sounds interesting. I'm fed up with A Baby Story. That show makes it look like it's so easy to bring home a baby.

  6. Hi Marie,
    My name is Cecilia and first of all I wanted to say thank you. Your blog has brought me renewed hope. On April 2nd, 2009 I gave birth to my daughter, she was 22 weeks and passed away an hour after birth. She was my first pregnancy, and the first time I found out that I have an incompetent cervix. To others I have told this to, they say they are 'sorry', but in telling you this, I know that you truly understand, when before I thought I was alone in my grief. Your blog has touched me and has strengthened my trust and love in God. Your positive attitude and prayers in each one of your blog posts are so inspiring. I am currently on the journey of trying to conceive as well. However it will be a difficult journey considering it took me 5 years of going to a fertility specialist before I got pregnant with my daughter, just to end up losing her. Once again I thank you, I look forward to reading your future posts and re-reading your prior ones for inspiration when I am feeling down. You are a beautiful woman inside and out, and you have a wonderful family as well as a precious little angel. God Bless you, you are in my prayers.