Keepin’ The Faith

The Next Family

By: Rosy Barren

It’s lovely when you want to write, when there are good things to say, when the mood tips in the right direction. I have always said that this is my favorite time of the IVF process, no decisions, no negatives, just waiting. Yes the waiting is tough but at least it’s positive. I touch my belly sometimes and wonder if it will grow with a baby or two or three? I think about all of them snuggled close together, keeping me company.

A funny thing happened while I was on bed rest, my partner rented several movies for me to watch while I lay horizontal for 48 hours. I’m a sucker for a movie that will make me cry and those sports movies where the loser team makes a comeback get me every time. So she rented some random movie with this very theme described on the jacket. When I began watching I quickly found out that the 2 sub-themes were Christianity (I’m not super religious) and infertility- Oh great! I kept watching, stuck, the DVD remote is broken and I didn’t want to get up, my wife was getting food so I watched. I rolled my eyes and stared blankly out the window as the coach of the team and infertile husband tried and tried to get pregnant, the team kept losing and the people spoke of faith. The couple finally gave up on getting pregnant, the team started winning, the town was behind them, the church was behind them and the couple ta-da, miraculously got PREGNANT because they just had faith. Huh. I’ll try not to read too much into that one.

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