Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tears and Hope - the infertility awareness project






This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. It used to be in November, but this year it was moved to the spring. We are just a few weeks out from Mother's Day and hopefully NIAW will remind people that Mother's Day can be a very tough day for those struggling with infertility. I am writing an article for Mother's Day at church and I will post the article next week.

Until then, the Tears and Hope video I link to below says more than I ever could about the difficulties of living with infertility. Infertility will always be a part of me....it does not and did not define me, but it is a part of my story and my journey and I am forever changed because of it. As it says in the video, "The impression on my heart will last a lifetime..."

For those of you who know someone with empty arms, be sure to watch the video. It's educational to say the least.

For those of you who are still waiting with empty arms, may this video give you hope and encouragement to press on for one more day...because you don't know when or how your journey will end.

Tears and Hope - the infertility awareness project

4 comments:

Jeri said...

Thank you for posting this Stacy! Just like the video said- 1 in 6 couples deal with infertility- that's a lot of hurting people. I know that for me it was huge to have someone (like you) understand and validate those feelings. I thought the video did a good job of that as well. Definitely made me cry.

Rachel said...

I have been waiting a couple years to do a talk at my MOPS group and show this video and now it's gone. Is there any possible way you would share it with me? Pretty please?

Stacy said...

I just googled it and there are plenty of links to it online and none of them work
:( it looks like tearsandhope.com is no longer active. Maybe there is another similar video online you could show?

This is the URL, but it doesn't work: http://www.tearsandhope.com/emptyarms_video.html

I am so sorry! I would love to read your MOPS talk if you'd be willing to share it with me, Rachel.

Anonymous said...

I saw this video years ago. Today i tried to remember the song that was under this video. I only can remember a couple lines, but i've no idea whats the name of the song. Does anyone here can help me by telling the name of the song/singer? Thank you!