The season of waiting, of loss, of grief, is such a difficult one. It is hard. We are never promised an easy life.
During the first year of trying to conceive, I was able to remain optimistic month after month while Jordan felt the disappointment intensely. I remember her crying at night, “What’s wrong with me?” , “Why can’t I get pregnant?” , “What’s wrong with my body?” I remember praying specifically, “God, whatever the issue is, please let it be me, not Jordan.” I didn’t want her to put the blame on herself. I didn’t want her to feel the pain of being the “cause” of infertility.
It is estimated between 10-18% of couples suffer from infertility — 1 in 8. This means if you are not one of these couples, the odds are that you know someone who is; however, because it is an extremely hard, emotional, and often private matter, you may never know those who are suffering around you in silence.