Direction and Prayer

Since moving to California, I started blogging to give hope to those who are struggling with infertility.  I remember how often I needed some hope to get through the six years of infertility we struggled through and I wanted to do something to offer encouragement.

I’m thinking about taking it another step and volunteering to start a Resolve group here in San Diego county.  I remember just wanting to be around other women that I could talk with in person that understood me.  I remember it was so nice meeting new people that didn’t ask if I had any kids as the first question out of their mouths and then the awkward silence when they didn’t seem to have anything else to talk about.  It was nice to joke with them too because they understood what it was like to go through the same struggle.  You have to have humor!

I’m writing just a short post today.  I worry that other women won’t want someone who has had a baby as the facilitator.  I’m going to take some more time to think about it.  Your thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Direction and Prayer

  1. Cynthia says:

    Follow that whisper that God is placing on your heart. The struggle was yours. It is a part of you and your story. A good leader/facilitator needs to understand and have experienced the pain, but be somewhat removed and healed from the rawness to be effective. You have hope, and much to offer other hurting women.

    I can relate this somewhat to my recovery support group for partners of sex addicts. Our leader is the wife of our counsellor and so she has shared that she has received backlash (? not sure if that is the right word) from some women who think she can’t relate anymore to them because her husband has healed from his addiction and is now the “expert” and they now have a thriving marriage. But it doesn’t diminish at all her ability to lead us with love and wisdom. As well, we have women in our group in varying places in their healing and marriage struggles. Some have become divorced, others are in separations permanent or temporary, and others are successfully restoring their marriage. But it doesn’t matter. We are all women with a similar pain wherever we are in our struggle and journey. I think that can also correspond with the fact that you have had a baby. There may be some women in your group who will never have a baby, and others that might. But that doesn’t minimize your experiences, or theirs, and what you can offer them and each other. If someone is not able to accept you, that would be their issue, their problem, not yours. Your grace and love can still be a blessing to those women who are waiting for it.

    Many blessings to you as you seek answers to the next steps of your healing journey.

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    • You are such a blessing. Thank you for your comment and for always giving such great words of wisdom.

      I hope as well that others would see my story as hope and not be discouraged to come. Thanks again for your encouragement!

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  2. Cynthia says:

    There very likely could be someone who is discouraged and will not come. But that is their choice. There will be many more who are drawn to your hope, love, and light. Just be beautiful you and let God do the gathering xo

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