Sometimes suffering takes us to a place we never expected and in the process we may find our true purpose.
Going through infertility led me where I am today, while I am still finding my purpose I can say i am on the right path.
I was touched recently on reading the stories of those whose fertility journey did not have the ending they hoped for.
Those who remained childless and gave up trying either for health reasons, age related reasons or the unbearable pain and heart ache infertility brought.
These all fought and have sadly ended their fight.
One friend I know decided to stop trying at 50, for health reasons. She had under gone lots of IVFs which left her health worse than when she began.
I first knew there was something special about her when we met.
There was always a smile behind her eyes masking years of pain. A tenderness about her that immediately puts everyone at easy, a softness in her look that speaks peace.
Her story of trying and failing ended with her having a deeper personal experience with her maker, she later got a job helping to care for sick babies. It was during a chance encounter that led her to what she called her true purpose.
Her job made her realise how deep human emotions runs and how useful she could be to humanity. She has channelled all her motherly love to tender and care for these little “Angels”.
Her job has strangely has brought peace and the hurt she felt is now replaced by sweetness and gentleness only those with a good spirit can boast of.
Her story may not have ended with a child but it continues and she found her true calling and purpose and in so doing found joy and worth.
Her pain led her here where she is today.
My encouragement-to you today is
to find your purpose in your pain. It may seem the furthest thing from your thoughts right now while facing infertility, miscarriage or loss of a child.
As you journey on, keep your eyes on the master, ask him for vision for the future and purpose in this pain.
There’s still hope, thought all may seem lost, keep your gaze on the master
His purposes will unfold in time.
Your partner in Hope