Blogging communities and a call for help

The blogging world offers a unique opportunity for people to meet other like-minded individuals all over the world.  From homeschoolers to photographers to pastors, blogs bring people together that might never have had a chance to meet otherwise in a supportive and truly wonderful form of fellowship.  I’ve gotten so much out from my friendships across the internet, and I’d like to pass that blessing along to a friend, if possible.

I have a very good friend who has been struggling with infertility for about seven years now.  She does not know anyone else who has gone or is going through this, and she really needs support from others.  I’d like to ask you, my readers and friends, if you can help.  Do you know of any Christian bloggers who have or who are struggling with this issue?  Do you know of anyone who has overcome the kind of heartbreak she is currently experiencing and might have encouraging words for her?  If so, will you please include your links in the comments section so that I can pass them along to her?

Thank you so very much.

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5 Responses to Blogging communities and a call for help

  1. Gina says:

    I haven’t blogged about my infertility struggles (blogs weren’t around back then); however, you are more than welcome to give your friend my email address. My husband and I dealt with infertility for 9 years and 3 months (not that I counted…ha!) before conceiving our first child via IUI. I took more Clomid than I care to think about, had a surgery to fix my ovaries, and had two IUIs. I really struggled during that time – feeling as if God had “forgotten” me, struggling with not making pregnancy an idol of my heart, struggling with anger and jealousy toward some of my dearest friends who conceived and delivered *multiple* times during our struggle – some joking about how “easy” it was for them to get pregnant (oooh, so painful to hear).

    I was pregnant five times in five years (four children, one miscarriage). Our first was our “infertility baby” and the other four pregnancies were surprises. It has always been my prayer that God would allow me to *remember* the pain of my infertility so that I can try to be an encouragement to those who are going through it.

    A young friend of mine, a believer, was recently told if she wants to have children they’ll have to do IVF. Her blog is here: http://thebaurers.blogspot.com/ and your friend can read my comment to my friend’s latest post.

    • Rina says:

      Gina, thank you for being willing to share your feelings and your struggles. I will give my friend your email address as well as the blog you posted. I appreciate it very much.
      Mrs. P, thank you so much. I will pass the information along.

  2. Mrs. Parunak says:

    One of my dear blogging friends, Kim from Canada, wrote a beautiful post (God Gave Me One) on her her struggles with infertility after the birth of her daughter eight years ago. It might encourage your friend.

  3. Jerri says:

    I would be glad to talk with your friend about infertility. My husband and I were unable to have children for 10 years. The Lord healed us and we were able to have 3 children.

    • Rina says:

      That’s amazing… she’s struggled with it for about 7 years now, I know she’ll love to hear your story. I’ll pass your information along. Thank you, Jerri.

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