Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today is MLK day and there have been various posts on FB in reference to this remarkable and courageous man who changed the world.  One quote in particular resonated with me:

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

That is how I often feel about this whole fertility thing.  How I wish our stork could have just flown to our house and delivered our baby like it happens for so many couples- they decide they want to start a family and within months they are pregnant. It didn't happen that way for us, so we tried other avenues.  With each failure we began to lose steam, but we never lost our desire to have a child.  And so, we keep moving forward....


  1. Hey Kerri,
    That is probably one of the hardest things about IF is picking yourself back up after the latest failure. With each failure, the hole we plunge into gets a little deeper, the climb gets a little harder, and the time to get our heads above ground takes a little longer. BUT (and yep, that was not a caps-lock error) it definitely makes us stronger. After all that we, the IF community, have been through, there are several things that we become seasoned veterans off: shots, waiting, seemingly senseless hope, and rebuilding after the storm of disappointment.
    Just make sure you take that next step forward. Doesn't matter if the shoes you are wearing are old, worn from being on this journey for so long, or too small to support all that you think you need. They are YOUR shoes and you can use them to get to your family!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Means a lot coming from folks who have truly walked in our shoes, and who now will soon have little shoes to fill of their own!