“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life…….”
For the first few years that we were trying to get pregnant, and especially once I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility, I had a really difficult time seeing pregnancy announcements. Don’t get me wrong, it still stings, but I seem to have found a bit more peace regarding other people’s pregnancies.
Now it seems that my only issue is pregnant woman who become so consumed with being pregnant, that they somehow forget there are other facets to their life. I recently had to unfollow a friend on Facebook who, after announcing her pregnancy, went on to post about breast pumps, and hospital choices, and diaper bags, for a week straight. I mean her no ill will…but it was one of those moments where I was like, “seriously?”
We had a baby shower at work for a co-worker last month. Far from running and hiding in a corner, I actually volunteered to help plan the baby shower.
I really enjoyed helping to make the event special for my co-worker, and we all marveled over the adorable tiny clothes as she pulled them out of the bags.
I really do feel like my feelings on these types of situations are a good thing. It seems like I’m finding a healthier mental space for my Infertility. Hopefully that will only lead to more positivity in all areas of my life.