National Infertility Awareness Week

Why Does National Infertility Awareness Matter?

Why Does National Infertility Awareness Matter?

So, why does National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) even matter? If you’re part of the 1 in 8 couples affected by infertility like me and my husband, or 1 in 4 hurt by miscarriage and loss, then you understand why.

-Waiting in HOPE- Why Does National Infertility Awareness Matter?

Getting Real With God

Getting Real With God

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.

-Waiting in HOPE- Getting Real With God

Grieving

Grieving

Grief is a tricky and difficult path. It is important to honor and attend to your grief, even so, there may be times that you are just weary and tired of feeling sad, so you decided to push it aside for a while…..only to find it erupting in unexpected moments. So what are we to do with grief, hurting, loss and death?  Beth Ann Mergens a Waiting in Hope National Team and contributing writer shares her reflections and thoughts on grief. 

-Waiting in HOPE- Grieving