Thursday, March 3, 2011

Not Everything is Easy

     I have been blessed, and there is no other way to state it.  I am very fortunate to have a healthy child in our home, and another on the way.  I know so many who are not in our situation.  In the past year, I have been made aware of an embryo adoption option that was brand new to me. I knew little about it and what it really involved.  Currently, I have a personal friend who is carrying twins through this amazing process.  Through her journey, I found my heart being so tender toward those struggling to have children.  I cannot express in words how reading the countless journeys of families experiencing these struggles has touched my heart. 
     In so many ways, I am a stranger to their pain.  I do not know the anguish of desiring a family and having to jump through so many hurdles in hopes of achieving what seems to be a simple wish.  However, the common bond of motherhood and the love that goes into wanting, having, and raising children allows my heart to empathize deeply.  I find myself in tears reading the journeys of families I really do not even know that are experiencing these trials.  My eyes have been opened to see how precious life is and how little most of us take note.  While I cannot do anything to physically treat those who struggle so much to have children, I can open my heart to their experience.  I can be available to bare some weight of their struggle, and I can be sensitive to their tender heart. 
     To those I know that are experiencing these struggles, I am here, praying that blessings will come your way.  To the unknown people in my life, I am aware that some things are so big and so heavy that many will never understand.  ~ I hope with you ...and I hope for you.   Thank you for your courage. 

Here, is a beautiful tribute written from the heart of someone in the trenches of this struggle.  May we all be tender to life and its meaning. 
~ B Charmer

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post, Leah - and for following our stories! :)


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