Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guest Post....What I am learning so far through this journey called infertility..

Imagination is only good within limits.  Allowing yourself to imagine you are pregnant before you know make the fall so much harder.

Never forsaken.  The Bible says God never changes no matter your circumstances.  He has not left you. You are not forsaken.  (Hebrews 13:5)

Find joy in other things: the people who support you, everyday blessings, anticipated vacations.

Endure.  Infertility is a struggle that is not pleasant and is often long.  Build up those muscles that allow you to endure.    Endurance sports build up your strength. (Romans 5:3-5)

Release emotions...don't try to trap them in or bypass them.  Acknowledge them when they come, release them in a safe place to God and to trusted friends but don't let them rule you.

Talk about it with those who understand.  How helpful to receive emails from Sarah's Laughter tailored to your struggle or to talk to women who have been in your shoes!

Inform yourself: the unknown is not helpful.  It is so much easier to be calm when you are prepared and know your options

Leave behind worry:there are so many factors that you can't possible control.  Worrying about them helps no one...not you nor your spouse.

Idle when you can! Take time to rest with those you love.  It's easy to be driven and not enjoy the down times.

Turn to God when you feel like turing away.  It is an effort of the will to turn towards someone you feel has disappointed you.  He may have wounded us but He will bind us up! (Hosea 6:1)

Yield to God's will.  It is unknown but unfailing.  Daily submitting and accepting His will as good protects our hearts from rebellion.  (Romans 12:2)

                -Alison W., month 21 in this journey called infertility.  

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