I cannot begin to imagine your ache. I said to my friend who was due to fly to India to start her IVF treatment when the pandemic broke. On the one hand she was glad she’s not stuck in India with no family member and unable to commence treatment.
On the other hand she’s disappointed in the uncertainty of not knowing, when it will start again.
So many stories like this abound. Stories of plans put on hold indefinitely because of a pandemic. A pandemic?
No one saw this coming,
Which makes it all the more difficult to accept.
IVF is not a decision made lightly. It is a huge investment both financially and emotionally.
Since the lockdown, my friend has been plagued with anxiety.
The uncertainty of not knowing when, the lack of control over the whole process. The anxiety of age not being on her side.
As days turned into weeks and weeks into months, her anxiety level slowly reduced. She busied herself with looking for alternatives to being a birth/biological mum.
She looked at alternatives like adoption and surrogacy.
Point to Note.
The very act of being engaged in something else has filled her with hope and encouragement, vision for the future and she’s able to hope and dream again.
Most days after her day job, she settles down and begin her research.
She now has so much knowledge on the topic of adoption and surrogacy, and she’s contacted a few agencies to make enquires.
Although everything is still on a pause, she’s been able to find something positive to do with her spare time.
I believe that “nothing is impossible to anyone who believes”.
No matter the set back, the knock backs and the upset. Believe that something good is around the corner.
Yes, your world has been upended with this pandemic. There’s still hope.
Here in England we are 2 months into the lock down with things slowly starting again.
Occupy yourself till such time as you can begin treatment again.
just as my friend did, she became open to the possibility of Adopting and surrogacy, something she’s previously refused to consider.
Another thing to note is, my friend‘s been able to really connect with her partner and together they have resolved to trust God more and be accepting of whatever end he chooses.
Something she’s previously not contemplated. She’s more at peace at the thought and is even happier for it.
She’s not given up on her dream of becoming a mum, but rather she is more trusting of God and the future he has planned for her family.
My encouragement to you too is to see the possibilities a pandemic can bring, a renewed zeal, focus, hope and faith in the process and in the father God.
I pray that soon services will resume again and treatment can commence.
Till then, hold on change is coming,
Hold on don’t worry about a thing.
Cos Gods got it under control.
Your Partner in Hope