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Don’t Ignore

This week, April 22-29th marks National Infertility Awareness Week here in the U.S.  The theme from Resolve, the nation’s infertility association is Don’t Ignore.  I love the theme, it resonates with us doesn’t it? Infertility is such an intimate, private issue making it hard to voice how we feel (even to our spouses), wouldn’t you agree?  So since we don’t voice how we feel, even though our emotions are ‘telling all’, we sense we’re forgotten. It’s what I call ‘suffering silently, but screaming loudly.’

The only way not to feel ignored is to make our voices heard.  I realize it’s hard to do when we’re in the gripping emotional state of infertility. So instead of posting a prayer for today I thought I’d include some helpful links, information you can pass on to your family and friends. I don’t know if you are like me but at times I’ve found it easier to express how I feel through writing instead of speaking. Feel free to print out the links below and share it with your family member or friend.

What is infertility? http://www.resolve.org/infertility-overview/what-is-infertility/

Infertility Etiquette for Family and Friends: http://dancinguponbarrenland.com/infertility-etiquette-what-to-do/family-response/

In the meantime please take a moment and read Psalm 139:1-18.

Most of all, I want you to know you are not ignored by your Heavenly Father.  He is not ignorant to the fact of your suffering, nor does He ignore your hearts’ cry or turn away from your anguish.  He loves you with an everlasting love!

I’m asking God to wrap His loving arms around you today and continue to pray for you. Hang in there and I will too!

Lesli

 

 

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Mary Beth

Dear Lesli & All Readers…
I pray today that you feel like God listens to you. I pray that you are keenly aware of how closely He hears your cries. I pray that He will hold you close & make you feel important. I pray for those that are around you to be compassionate and understanding. I pray for YOU!
With love!