Last week was National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW).
Post after post came across my radar on women opening up and sharing their story. Some had happy endings, while others are still waiting for that happy ending to materialize.
What struck me in each and every post, was the outpouring of love and support. Women were compelled to share their own stories of loss, struggle, and hope. Many also said thank you, as it helped them come to terms with their own story.
While your story may not involve struggle around conceiving, you do have a story to share. And in that sharing, you will find healing and empowerment. Both for yourself and those around you.
Share your story.
Start small, if that feels easier. Journal, write, and just plain get it out.
Reach out. Phone a friend or a trusted family member and let them in.
Connect online. It may be easier in the beginning to talk to a complete stranger. That’s okay!
Once you take the first step, you will realize that you are not alone. That you have company on your road to healing, and people who will cheer you on and lift you up each step of the way.