We spent July 4th with family yesterday...my husband's family normally has their family reunion on or near July 4th every year. We had a great time, enjoyed all the great food, and spent the final part of the evening watching fireworks. To be honest, I didn't know the majority of the people in attendance...but I didn't feel bad, because I don't think my DH did either :) But one woman really stood out to me. As we were waiting in the buffet line to get food, I noticed that the woman behind me had on the cutest summer dress...chocolate brown, with very detailed embroidery on the bodice and the bottom of the dress. So I commented about how adorable I thought it was. She thanked me and mentioned that her husband had gotten it for her, which made her love it even more. Probably 10 minutes had gone by and I found out that the woman had to leave the party. Our cousin told us that her and her husband and been TTC for four years now, had finally gotten pregnant and had a miscarriage. It was just TOO much for her to handle being at the party with ALL the babies there and she left crying.
This just broke my heart. I wish I would have known that she too was experiencing the pains of TTC. Not that I could have done anything to help the situation, but knowing that someone else is/has been in your shoes, can sometimes make a HUGE difference. I prayed for her yesterday, last night on the way home, this morning, and this entire situaiton is still weighing HEAVY on my heart. Please pray for her too...she is really hurting.
Although sometimes those of us experiencing infertility feel so alone, it's amazing to realize that SO many women (and men) are going through the EXACT same thing.
I have a new outlook on the infertility journey...we ALL could use more love, more sensitivity, and more prayers.