“I hope that by sharing my story someone, somewhere feels hope. As we listen and learn from each other, we can become more aware of the battle that affects so many couples every day. And awareness is the first step.”
I first met Lori in an online class at BYU-Idaho while we both finished working on our bachelor’s degrees. Even though it would take more than 4 years to meet face-to-face, we became fast friends. Over the past 6 years, we’ve shared plenty of life’s highs and lows with each other. She was the one who talked me through a really difficult day when Adam was out of town and Elle had had a meltdown at the store. She was also one of the very few people who got a very candid look into my experience with IVF. While Lori didn’t have to go through the joys of IVF, she was well-acquainted with the emotional roller coaster ride of infertility.
For National Infertility Awareness Week Lori and I are sharing our journeys with infertility.
“Each of our stores is unique, but they also have a common thread. The emotions and love a woman feels for her unborn child are powerful and undeniable. I do not mean to minimize the pain of another because I know there is greater than what I’ve endured, but I also find strength in our common thread. As women we share. It helps us feel that we are not alone, and it gives us hope and courage to keep trying.”
I invite you to use the link below to pop over to her site and read her journey with infertility and the four miracles that call her Mom.