Learning to be a better mother because of infertility

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  • Wanza Leftwich Saint Albans, NY
    May 10, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    This is an awesome post. I went through something very similar. Infertility is painful. Yet we do have the ability to find joy in it. I help/teach women to overcome living a life of sadness. I, too was infertile and I know the struggle. Blessings to you.

  • stampingmynn Derby, KS
    May 7, 2013 7:42 p.m.

    Thanks for this! We're in the exact same boat and it's nice to hear an infertility story that has a happy ending that's not a baby. :) BUT, I will say that even though we don't have children of our own, we are mother's. Mother is an eternal calling. I'm sure the kids you teach at church or that you come in contact with would agree that you are a mother, too. :) HUGS and hope you have a great Mother's Day!

  • ijw Holladay, UT
    May 7, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    I have read some of the other articles about Mother's Day in the DN, but this is my favorite. Thank you DN for printing it. Mara you have shown such great wisdom as we all end up with challenges in life but can be happier looking for the good. I also sense that you have great faith and hope as is shown especially in your last sentence. With this wisdom, faith and hope you have also developed charity. One article on Mothers even refers to childless women as "outsiders" though hopefully they don't mean those who yearn for motherhood (or anyone else). You rejoice with others blessings and wish to share their joy. I have known other great women like that, both mothers and those not yet mothers. They have truly blest my life. Your children will truly have a great mother.

  • crawfordzoo Barstow, CA
    May 7, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    After 25 years and 3 adoptions I am still working on it. This article gave me hope. Thank you!

  • Reasonable Engineer Saratoga Springs, UT
    May 7, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Thank you for your beautiful article. It is such good advice, and such a great perspective! Truly, thank you.