For many years I related to many women out there. I was happily married for years. I was of age to have children. I was unable to.
Christmastime is such a hard time for infertiles. Christmas is a magical time of the year, but it is more for children than anyone. They are believe in Santa, elves, and reindeer. I used to see childrens pictures on Facebook and remember a time when I believed in those things too and Christmas was such a magical time of year. It made me sad as I got older. Thinking that I may never be able to see the sparkle in my own childrens eyes. Chrismas was hard. Very hard. Ask any infertile. You don't really think about it until you've been in their shoes. I will admit it, I am so excited for this year. It is my son's first Christmas. We have started those traditions that I longed for and pinned on Pinterest. However, in the back of my mind I feel guilty for posting all of the pictures that are Christmas related on Facebook. I don't want to feel bad, but I cannot help it. I have infertile friends still hoping and praying for their miracles. There is a post going around on Facebook that I refuse to share. I refuse to share it because I don't want to cause anymore sadness to my friends. The post is innocent, but it stings when you do not have kids of your own.
Not many people think twice. Do me a favor though. If you see this post on Facebook, please refrain from sharing it. 1 in 8 couples suffer from infertility. Chances are some of your friends are wishing for their miracle this Christmas.