Stronger, braver, smarter….April 3, 2012Carole 5 Comments »
Sometimes wisdom can be found in the oddest places. I came across this quote from Winne the Pooh.
“Promise me you will always remember: You are stronger than you seem, braver than you feel, and smarter than you think,” — Christopher Robin to Pooh.
This is the message I hope to pass on to all of you struggling with infertility. Infertility can take control of your life, darkening your spirits and making you question your entire life, your choices and decisions, past and future. It can make you question everything, even your place in the world. Don’t let it. You will get through this. The ending may not be written the way you expect but you will find an answer for yourself. You will do the best you can with what you have. You are stronger than you seem.
Don’t give up hope that a better day lies ahead. No one can promise you a biological child. Even the best science can’t guarantee that. But you will get through this. There is a morning after infertility where you either face the brand new challenges of parenthood (one way or another) or find another path to nurture the future, your way. You are braver than you feel.
Don’t let someone else push you to do something that you don’t understand or that troubles you for some reason. Ask questions until you feel confident about your choices and can make the best decision for yourself and your family. If your doctor can’t or won’t explain something, find another who will. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You are smarter than you think.
Promise me you will always remember: You are stronger than you seem, braver than you feel, and smarter than you think.
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