Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TTC Tuesday: Being Normal

I had a breakdown a few weeks ago. It wasn't pretty, people. I emailed my mom to vent and she wrote back with some advice that made sense. Of course it made sense. My mom is a smart.

Last week was National Infertility Awareness Week. I sent in my blog post to be added to the many that focused on busting myth's about infertility. Infertility is a disease. Know that. But I don't want to allow this disease to define who I am. I have lost myself in this label.

So instead of focusing on the INFERTILE label that I see etched across my forehead, I'm going to focus on the other labels that I have that are way better and way more positive than the infertility label.

Wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, employee, bringer on of laughter, kitty mom, cousin, in-law, silly lady, listener, lover of exercise, lover of tv, lover of sleep. I'm proud of my labels and need to spend more time exploring the depths of those positive labels while knowing that the negative labels are only temporary.

For those of you suffering from Infertility and looking for a community, I was contacted by Marni of Bridge to Baby. She found my blog through my NIAW submission. The more information and support we have, the better we will be able to deal with this tough journey. Pop over to her site and check it out!

1 comment:

runningonwords said...

It is so hard to not get lost in the infertile label. I'm struggling every day to not let it define me and make me bitter. You are an inspiration.