Friday, November 12, 2010

Creating While Waiting

I recently made a big decision.  I have decided to share my feelings about infertility on this blog.  Why? 
One thing I really hope to gain from this trial, is an ability to comfort those who share my same struggles.  I feel so deeply for those who would like to start a family, but can’t.  I wish all the time there was something I could do to reach out, to lift and inspire.  I can’t do this if I am not willing to be open about my experiences.  In the past I have been very private about our situation.  I did not want to appear to be a whiner by talking about the things that are so difficult for me.  I did not want to feel vulnerable.  I did not want everyone to know that I was broken.  I was scared how I would feel if people didn’t reach back, after it had taken so much courage for me to share a painful part of myself.  I am trying to let those fears go.
I will still share crafts and pictures and things that inspire me.  This is my blog, so I thought I would share more of me than rather than compartmentalize my life.  Creativity. Infertility.  Spirituality. These are all a part of who I am. I think there is reason to share each of these in the same space because they are all what make me, me.  


  1. Good for you! Blogging about our struggles with infertility was a big help for me too. Even though not everyone was understanding, or knew how to handle things tactfully, it was therapeutic to be able to get things out and especially find others who were going through or had gone through something similar. By blogging about it, I even found out that quite a few of our friends from Wymount had the same struggle, but I had never known because we didn't talk about it.

  2. Proud of you! Your ability to share with others will be a great blessing. I think you are one of the strongest people I know and I'm sincerely grateful for you. Things will work together for your good. I know it.

  3. I love you Whitnry! And can I just tell you how happy it makes me that you're going to share your feelings on here. Your thoughts and feelings will help me and others so much, I am sure of it. You are so strong even though at times it may not feel like it. If you ever want to talk, please, please call, email. We have to stick together! I'm slowly learning to be grateful for this trial. Even though it is so hard. But I'm so excited about your perspective. But don't feel pressure to always pretend like you're okay because I try that sometimes and then it just gets all built up. I will love whatever you have to say about Infertility, whether it's on a good day or not.

    I love you chicken head!

  4. WOah sorry I typed your name wrong! I had a typo!

  5. I really think that is awesome. I actually know a few people who would be appreciative of having the chance to read your experience, even some family members who are worried about infertility. I'll be sure to pass the word along that they should come and read your thoughts too.