Thursday, October 9, 2008

Infertility Part IV: Thankful...

I've covered what I've found to be the more blessings of infertility, as well as the hardest aspects of it, and what NOT to say. Now I'll conclude with a list of things for which I'm thankful in the midst of this.

  • That there have been so many blessings I've discovered along this journey.

  • That my husband is so great about it. He's never blamed me in any way, and, since most treatments are much more involved for me, he's letting me decide how far we'll go with testing and treatment.

  • My inlaws do not nag. I know they'd love for us to have a baby, but my mother-in-law has never said anything to me, and she got on my grandmother-in-law after grandma harassed us one Easter. Grandma hasn't said anything since. I'm not sure what my mother-in-law said to her precisely, but I'm amazed (and very thankful) that it worked. I wouldn't have thought anything would work for her.

  • That I have some great friends who let me talk to them about this frequently.

  • That I think I really have come to terms with the fact that I may never have a biological child.

  • That adoption may be possible.

  • That I don't live in a time or society where my only worth is determined by my fertility.

  • That we have friends and family who are praying for us through this.
This may seem short, but the first post did cover a lot of closely related items. I just wanted to make sure I closed my series on a positive note!


Giggles said...

Nice closing. I hope to one day be able to see the blessings of infertility and loss. I just haven't gotten there yet.

Renee said...

Thanks giggles.

I'd love to say that I can see them everyday, but that's definitely not the case. Maybe someday I'll get there...