Happy Easter and Happy Spring! I hope it is warm and sunny where you are and you got lots of treats from the bunny. Today I have a very special post for you, it’s from a friend I met online when I shared my grownup Christmas wish just a few months ago. That wish is to have a family. It’s a personal and emotional wish for me and Mr. Decor Adventures, especially after we lost a pregnancy and now have a little one waiting for us up in heaven.
Lauren was a reader who left me a comment on that post, and she was kind enough to tell me about her story and wishes for a family too. This week is National Infertility Awareness Week and Lauren gathered up more than 20 bloggers who are brave enough to share their dreams and journey of having a family. You can see the links for all of them on Lauren’s blog here.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 12 months of trying to conceive. If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.
Most people think that when you grown up, find the love of your life and get married that having a family will happen naturally, and without much second thought. But for about 1 in 8-10 couples, that just isn’t true. Our hope is that this post will help more people understand the struggles and challenges that many couples go through. Struggles that are emotional, financial, spiritual, and difficult in many ways. “When are you having kids?” is not the well-intentioned question you might think it is. If you know someone who is dealing with pregnancy loss or infertility, maybe some of these stories will help us all understand each other just a little bit better.
And without more rambling from me, please welcome Lauren!
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There’s a solid chance that if you are reading this you’re a fan of home decor blogs. Jessica excels at writing phenomenal blogs about creative DIY projects, furniture makeovers, and home improvement tips. I remember finding her blog almost four years ago when my husband and I had just gotten engaged.