I am fortunate to help out in a children’s class every Sunday and love to watch the children play. I am always amaze at how sweet their mind is, how pure and loving.
Last Sunday I watched as two sisters walked together holding hands.
The little sister is always shy and the big sister never leaves her behind whenever there is a task to be done. She walks with her sister. Never alone.
My struggle with infertility was at times lonely. I didn’t know who to trust, I was afraid to be open and leave myself to being judged by those who have no understanding of our issues.
I struggled with insensitive comments and walked alone ,often without support.
I wanted a friend, someone to get it without questions or judgements.
I realised earlier on during my journey that life isn’t that simple. Well meaning friends are scarce. I later found some wonderful friends who became a support line.
This got me thinking, Who’s our support line? Who can we run to when seemingly good friends are not what they appear to be
Who’s your support when you’ve just had another failed IVF, when you sit alone at the doctors surgery unsure what to do or who to call?
Who’s your support line when tears is all you have, when you feel like you cannot face another monthly flow and fear you may never become a parent.
Who’s your support line when after learning you are pregnant, suffer the loss of your precious, precious baby, when the news hits you like a tornado.
I want to encourage you to be someone’s support even in the midst of what you are going through.
We can be each other’s support line, volunteer to sit and listen. In helping others we find peace and fulfilment.
I know your pain, I promise not to be judgemental but to join you and hold your hands. This is the reason for faithful wait. A support hub.
Do you know anyone suffering from infertility, miscarriages or stillbirth?
Be a listening ear or a quiet voice of hope, be the shoulder to lean on.
Be the the hand they can hold on to until they cross the finish line.
Stop with questions of when and why, and talk of how.
Be the support line to them because together we can make the Pain bearable and the journey less tedious.
Join a facebook group, encourage and uplift someone with your story. Let us be a shoulder someone can lean on.
Most of all, lean on Jesus he makes everything beautiful in its time.
Lean on me when you’re not strong
I help you carry on,
We all need somebody to lean on.
Be that someone .
Your friend in Hope.