For many, the path to parenthood is a long journey filled with excitement, joy, disappointment, pain, hope, depression, happiness, anxiety, suspense, tears, doctor’s visits, needles, and more. If your path to parenthood is a bumpy ride, know this: we know it’s hard, and we see you. It’s all hard. Never let anyone tell you differently or make you feel like Not getting pregnant after a year is hard Not getting pregnant after ten years is hard Miscarrying is hard Having one baby and then being unable to get pregnant again is hard Not being a candidate for IVF is hard Being a candidate for IVF is hard Not being able to afford surrogacy is hard Being able to afford surrogacy is hard Adopting is hard Not adopting is hard “it could always be worse.” Your pain is real, and it is valid no matter what the circumstances are. You have every right to feel what you are feeling. Somedays, the path to parenthood is filled with hope and positivity. Other days it is riddled with anger and sadness. These inspiring quotes are for those days, the hard days that make our world lose its color. We hope these wise words give you the strength to carry on.
“ Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life … including you.” As we go through the emotional roller coaster of infertility, we can often forget to take care of ourselves. Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup! If your journey is feeling overwhelming take some time for yourself, do something you truly enjoy and breathe.
“ Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.“ This quote reminds us to be brave despite the obstacles we face, move forward in faith, and trust that everything will eventually fall into place. Just because something isn’t happening right now, does not mean it never will.
“You have survived 100% of your worst days. The odds are in your favor.” You are strong and you WILL get through this, we promise you that. Even on the worst days, just remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Your success rate for getting through the hard days is 100%, keep that in mind.
“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.” Infertility is a battle but you are a warrior. Yes, YOU! ? Continue to fight and believe in miracles.
“May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles.” When others would give up, you keep moving forward. We are in awe of your strength and resilience. This quote is for you. ?
“Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.” Emily Dickinson said it best. Hope is everything for those struggling to conceive. We must keep hope alive in our hearts so that we can keep our eyes on the prize.
“ Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Love conquers all. Whatever your path to parenthood entails, remember to stay hopeful. Dreams do come true.
“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.” When all of the odds are against us, sometimes we need a little blind faith. Though we do not know what the future holds, we can go forward with love and light.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Many of those struggling with infertility do so in silence. It’s time to break the silence. Share your story, encourage others to do the same, and NEVER live in shame. We are in this together.
“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” Sometimes when we least expect it, a rainbow appears over the clouds. ? You never know when your miracle will come, so keep going, we’re here for you.
Please share these words with anyone you know who is struggling. Infertility is not uncommon and sometimes it can be hard to find the words to describe how it feels. Many couples and individuals struggle to conceive, and infertility rates have increased across the board. While couples may seek medical help in the form of fertility treatments, these treatments are costly and come with no guarantee of a successful pregnancy. Additionally, adopting or using a surrogate is complicated and expensive.
At The Gift of Parenthood organization, we look forward to a future of more accessible fertility treatment options for those struggling. In the meantime, we aim to help couples and individuals struggling with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents through fertility assistance grants ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, available four times a year.
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