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What does strength look like?

I had to reblog this for NIAW. It brought tears to my eyes. If it were not for my struggle I would have never realizedy strength but that does not mean it was easy. Sometimes being strong is just getting out of bed to face another day.

A Calm Persistence

You know, after a text conversation with a friend and then today one of my fellow IF bloggers emailed me, I started to reflect about strength- I haven’t been feeling very strong lately. Am I strong?

What does strength really look like in the midst of infertility? So, here’s my take on it:


  • is trying just one more time when all logic tells you to quit..
  • it is trusting yourself that you are doing everything you can…
  •  it is injecting yourself with a needle or allowing your better half to do it..
  • it’s finding that place on your stomach or butt where there isn’t a bruise to inject just one more time…
  • it is giving yourself a trigger shot in a bathroom stall..
  • it is tolerating someone who complains about their children or being a parent…
  • it’s not actually taking a child when their parent jokingly says, “You can…

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About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


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