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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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HUGS!

Hang in there sweetie. You're not alone. Not by a long shot. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and He will not let you sink into the stormy seas - remember that.

I am praying for you. And actually, even though I don't know you, you pop into my head sometimes during the day. Re-read this part of your post:
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In many ways, infertility has strengthened our marriage. I trust my husband more, I love him more, than I ever have before. I feel close to him because I am close to him. I hid a lot of me from him in the early days of our relationship, but he knows those parts of me now. There’s a lot of security in that. And I know him much better than I ever did.
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Imagine the difference between bringing children (world's greatest source of stress (and joy)) into your marriage early on versus now.

You and your family are in my prayers!

Well I won't say the words tht sprang to mind when I read this post, because i don't want to blaspheme on your blog...but mmmph! I am so sorry you have to go through this.

Hey sweetie-- I just wanted to say that I love you and I pray for you every single day. Also, remember that gaining the grace to surrender is often as much of a journey as whatever happens once we place ourselves totally in God's hands. He said "My grace is sufficient for you..." and it will be :-). I love you so much!!

I pray sometimes for understanding. Many of the same thoughts have raced through my head over the last 4 years. Why would I feel compelled to be a mother if He didn't want me to have children?

Just like so many other hardsihps, we have no answers. That can be the most frustrating part, my prayers are with you.

I am about to go to an hour of adoration and then mass and I will pray especially for you and Michael. I remember you often in my prayers and pray that the Holy Spirit will console you, heal your fear and pain and grant you the grace to imitate Christ and to embrace your cross with joy and total trust in His loving Providence. May our sweet virgin mother interceed for you.
with much love, antonia -x-

I am so sorry that you are feeling sad. I have been there so mcny times as well.
You are in my thoughts....

Dear Friend,
I have known you for a while now, not well, but I have known you. I stumbled upon this blog today and discovered you to be an incredibly beautiful person, I never knew that about you. You were always so sweet and kind, but the depth and beauty which lay just below the surface, I did not see. I feel blessed that I know you. It is odd sometimes how we know someone and yet completely don't at the same time.
God bless you in all your present struggles.

My niece just sent me a link to your blog. What a lovely, lovely piece of writing! My family is currently going through a time of loss, unrelated to infertility, but nevertheless, causing many of the same feelings. Thank you for baring your soul here. God bless.

A self-centred comment, but: thank you for writing this. Thank you so much. Out of your own pain and trouble you've reached out and helped me with mine.

Elizabeth, I've not been around the blogosphere much this month...how funny that I would stumble upon this post right after writing to a dear friend who is also struggling with infertility. I told her this: the overwhelming lesson of loss in my life has been that God knows me, and He loves me, and I need to trust His plan for my life. Sounds so trite, I know, and you would think that after round one (or even two or three) I would have gotten the message. But I think it's one of those things that we need to learn over and over again.

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...these words from Hebrews so apply when we're at our lowest...He will lift you up, I believe it with all my heart. You'll look back on this time, years from now, and while you wouldn't have chosen this cross for yourself, you'll be blessed when you look back and see how God can take the most awful things and reveal His glory through them.

God's peace be with you...I'm so sorry that it hurts so much.

Elizabeth, you are such a lovely soul..
I hope that you are feeling better.-.
I will be praying for you and Michael.

Have you tried having tests to see what is wrong. I hope and pray that if there is something wrong that it is simple and fixable.

He hears the tiny, weak prayers, too. I am so sorry you have been going through such sadness, and I hope you emerge into great joy.

Hope that you've managed to find some measure of peace in this week. Praying for you.

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