Yesterday I opened up about our 15-month struggle with infertility, and today I'm going to share some of the new plans for this blog as an infertility support group. I'm so excited!
First of all, if you've been reading my blog for a long time and you're afraid I'm only going to write about infertility, please don't give up on me. I still plan to blog about my everyday life, marriage, cooking, and my other homemaking endeavors. This week it's all about infertility, but next week I will go back to regularly scheduled programming :-)
However, there are three things that will be happening on the blog, or at least as a result of the blog:
#1: I will be posting about infertility. Not all the time, but probably around once a week or so. My goal is to be positive and to provide encouragement to others going through this. I used to go to the message boards at The Bump, thinking that it would make me feel better to find people to relate to. However, I would always end up feeling worse because of all the negativity. That is what I want to try to avoid here. I don't want it to be a pity party, but rather a place to come when we need lifted up!
That being said, I am opening my blog up to guest posters. If you have a story or some encouragement you'd like to share, email me at email@example.com and let me know! Guest posting anonymously is obviously an option since this is such a tricky subject that you might not want anyone to know about.
#2: I am going to start a weekly infertility prayer chain email. This way, anyone going through infertility can be added to the list which will be sent out every Monday. We'll obviously only use first names, or even initials if you aren't comfortable with names. And even if you're not going through infertility yourself but you feel God tugging at your heart, you can be added to the send list so you can pray for these ladies and their husbands. If you wold like to be added to the prayer list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. And if you just want to be a prayer warrior even if you aren't personally going through infertility, leave a comment or email and I'll put you on the send list.
I am so excited to see what God does through this! Prayer is the most powerful weapon the Lord has given us, and I can't wait to start adding praises to the list when they start rolling in!!
#3: I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to do this yet, but I would like to start some kind of message board where we can post anything and everything about our struggles with infertility. It feels so good just to know that we are not alone in our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I'm still working on finding a message board hosting sight and setting this up, so it may be a few weeks before I get all the kinks worked out. But I will be sure and let you know when it's ready!
So that's the plan. I am so excited about it, and my prayer is that God will bring healing in these tough situations!
So don't forget to email me if you are interested in guest posting about infertility, or if you want to be added to the prayer list! Also, leave a comment if you want to be a prayer warrior even if you're not personally going through infertility right now.