Monday, September 12, 2011
I'm doing really well at remembering to do these on Fridays, huh? So much for my cute attempt at alliteration...
This is a rather different fertility post, but I found this other blogger's recent words to be a great analogy to infertility. I know that this woman did struggle with infertility, so perhaps she intended it to be a little reference to that. Nonetheless, I just wanted to share it with the women reading this that are continually searching for a peace throughout their journey.
The gist of her post is that she and her husband discovered a tree on their property that turned out to be a plum tree. They later found out that plum trees are finicky about what seasons they choose to bear fruit and the conditions need to be just perfect (hmm, sounding familiar?). In the end though, it's still a beautiful tree that will continue to be beautiful whether or not it chooses to bear fruit. I know what it feels like to feel like a failure as a woman when you can't get pregnant. It's easy to fall down and feel inadequate and that your life will never have a purpose unless you can have a baby. And in the midst of it all, it's important to be reminded that someday that the conditions will be perfect, and the fruit will come.
Until then, I hope all reading this and need to hear this remember that you are beautiful just the same.