Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Let Me/Us Not Forget - Molly

I have been thinking about this post for the last week. I feel that it is important to address it to remind not only myself, but everyone else out there.

Over the past 4 months, Jason and I have felt so incredibly blessed to have had so many people all over the world say prayers for us, think of us, set intentions and send us positive thoughts/energy.

Now we are at this point. I didn't think it would happen. But it did and we feel so blessed. So incredibly blessed to have had so many people rooting us on and who continue to do so. It has been overwhelming, in such an amazing way.

With all that said, I want to remind myself and all of us to not forget those who are still struggling.

More than anything, I have learned that MANY people are wanting a family. 

And MANY people are fighting the daily struggle of bringing a baby into this world. 

MANY people are still in need of our thoughts, prayers, intentions, good thoughts and energy.

While Jason and I tried to conceive naturally, we were surrounded by people who just could, who didn't really mean to and who possibly didn't really want to. We were also surrounded by people who did struggle with conception. Maybe they didn't struggle as long or had a such a difficult fight, but they struggled. 

What I struggled with was "once they conceived, they forgot what it was like to struggle". 

To me, I felt like they jumped ship and left me behind. And that, was a struggle for me - personally and emotionally. 

Now, I am no longer "in the same boat" as so many of my other wonderful friends who are still struggling with infertility and I hoping that they don't feel that I have left any of them behind.

So I am asking all of you, my family,friends, colleagues and readers - please keep praying for those families that are struggling. You may know them, you may not. But there are SO MANY wonderful, loving couples and families who need our constant prayers, thoughts, intentions, good thoughts and energy.

Let us (those who have struggled) not forget them. Please keep them in our thoughts and prayers. They still need them.

And let us not forget our own struggles - for they have made us who we are.


Anonymous said...

I think you were inspired to write this post just for me - an answer to my prayers. :) I recently found your blog through a friend and am so impressed that you are willing to share your experiences publicly so that those of us who struggle privately don't feel so alone. On the same day you posted this, I was attending an event with some friends, and ended up having an amazing conversation with a friend about her own previous struggles with infertility (which I didn't know about) and, later, adoption. Sometimes knowing someone had been "in the same" boat as I am now and felt, thought, and experienced much of the same things I am, helps me to feel normal. Prayer really does work, even if you don't know who you are praying for. I am certain that all of your prayers helped me that very day. Thank you.

Liz said...

Beautifully written, Molly. Wonderful reminder. Love you.