“Being vulnerable shouldn’t be an opportunity to be shamed, ridiculed, or embarrassed.”
“I grieve giving you to her. You won’t be mine anymore.”
“I was in and out of consciousness. The doctor grabbed this huge syringe and needle (I mean HUGE). I thought he was going to stick it in my stomach, but he put it somewhere else…inside me, through my cervix and into my stomach. I just knew I was about to have to terminate my baby. They weren’t even giving me a choice. They had to cut me wide open. I had a C-section scar but no baby to show for it.”
“My heart began to race. Here was this woman, my mother-in-law, risking her life to give me the best gift of my life. I tried to hold back my tears.”
“She also goes to USC and sings in the very same acapella group I directed all those years ago!”
“Here’s the thing: infertility struggles are SO common, and yet NO ONE TALKS ABOUT IT.”
“I heard crying. I was walked over to see her and it was amazing. I can’t explain how it feels to see your daughter laying there. It was overwhelming. This little girl you had once seen as an embryo. Love makes a family. Love is something every person has in common. Love matters most.
“We had one day with the thought of infertility being a distant memory and not a devastating reality.”