One of my absolute favorite resources that we provide here at the Slice of Sun is the infertility stories. Each Wednesday, we share a new story that is written by individuals in our community who take us into their personal journey, share the highs and the lows, and offer a few of the following answers to our most often asked questions:
- What they've learned through the process of trying to grow their family
- How they have changed as a person because of this trial
- What encouragement and light they can share to others facing similar challenges
- How they were able to find hope and a silver lining during this trial
I am blown away each week by your wisdom, resilience, and patience during adversity. Infertility is something that affects 1 in 8 couples. ONE in EIGHT! It's my hope that by sharing these stories, you recognize you're not alone in this journey and that there is a community RIGHT HERE who is cheering for your successes, praying for you when you feel weak and defeated, and hoping with you for the miracle you long for.
"If you are still in the thick of it, know that you are not alone, and do not lose hope. Thankfully God has his perfect plan for all of us and we just need to stay faithful to him and He will provide. My tips: try to find something you are thankful for in each day. If you're having a really hard day, don't feel bad if you just need to Netflix and "chill" (literally chill in bed with pizza pockets - been there, done that). If you need to skip that baby shower because at that moment it's just too hard, skip it (I did)! Don't lose hope. Know you are being prayed for every single day. I may be on the "other side," but I vividly remember the journey here. We were blessed that our journey was only about 1 1/2 years. We know others are still in the thick of it, or maybe never got to the "other" side. You are all warriors. You can make a difference no matter how your story ends. I hope and pray that you come out stronger, no matter what."
-Paige Lambright (You can read her story HERE)
Each story is categorized by topics (IVF, Surrogacy, IUI, Adoption, etc.) to help you navigate stories that pertain or are of particular interest to you and your personal journey. If ever you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the individual who wrote the story, or a team member at the Slice of Sun via email.
We want to share your story, too! Regardless if you are on the "other side" or in the thick of infertility, your story will inspire and serve a meaningful purpose to our community. Please send your story and 3-5 pictures that correlate to email@example.com.