This is a quote from our former First Lady, Laura Bush. She and her husband suffered from infertility for many years before conceiving the twins. I don't know what her relationship with Christ is like, but I do know that she puts into words what it feels like better than anyone else. For those of you struggling to understand what it's like for all the couples out there praying for children, here is a glimpse:
"But each milestone came and went. The calendar advanced, and there was no baby. The English language lacks the words "to mourn an absence". For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child, or friend we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still, we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only "I am sorry for your loss". But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?"
- Laura Bush
I also want to introduce you to a wonderful site dedicated to educating people on infertility awareness and etiquette and how you can help those around you suffering. It's called Resolve, and you can visit it here. Check it out!