Before I ever shared our story about infertility publicly, before I ever wrote about it on my blog, before I even really got over the denial that this is our story, God brought a sweet soul into my life who battled infertility for many years. It happened quite by accident, really. She was writing a blog post that brought a humorous side to What not to Say to Your Infertile Friends, and was looking for a few ladies to collaborate with her.
I hadn’t yet written about infertility on my blog, and very few people outside of our closest friends and family even knew that we were battling infertility. I originally signed up to collaborate anonymously, I joined Rebecca and Tara in writing the post.
That first interaction was the beginning of a friendship that has meant so much to me. At that point (more than a year ago!) I felt so incredibly alone, and not just that but I felt lonely. I had isolated myself in our infertility, and I was very much in need of someone to come alongside me and walk with me through this journey.
That’s what Rebecca has been to me. In a very real sense she has been a mentor. She has mentored me through the crazy emotions that come along with fertility treatments, she has answered questions, listened to my heart-cries, and prayed me through the dark days of miscarriage. I’m so thankful thankful that God brought Rebecca into my life to walk this journey with me, to hold my hand and my heart.
Last Septmember, after months of phone calls and Google + chats, we finally got to meet in person at the Influence Conference. We were roommates (along with Brittany and Stephanie) and it being with her face-to-face, heart-to-heart, was so healing for my spirit.
Today my heart is so happy, because I finally get to see her again. Today I’m flying to Denver to spend a few days with this sweet friend of mine. I’ll be celebrating her ministry’s one year anniversary, and will be spending some time in a radio studio recording three shows for her radio program!
And what about you? Do you have a Rebecca in your life? Do you have a someone who will hold your hand, hold your heart, and walk with you through the hard times? Someone who has already gone ahead and knows how to navigate the muddy waters, do you have that?
Are you ready to be an inspiration? (To find out the purpose of the Desire to Inspire community, please read this post.)
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- Focus on how you can be an inspiration, not what inspires you.
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