This is a guest post from our expert patient, Manju.
Many infertile women who are struggling to become mothers view Mother’s Day as a curse, because it cruelly reminds them of their inability to become a mother. While the rest of the world celebrates motherhood, they suffer from Mother's day blues.
Just stop and think about this picture - did the lady ever carry a baby in her womb ? No – but even though she never gave birth, she will always be fondly remembered as Mother Teresa. When we think of Mother Teresa, we remember :
her caring ways;
the selfless service she rendered to the poor and needy;
the love and compassion she showered on suffering souls;
the dedication she showed in the work she did;
the sacrifices she made did to make this world a better place.
It’s these qualities which prompted people to call her "MOTHER" affectionately , and not the fact that she had undergone the biological process of giving birth !
Mother's day is a celebration of all the sterling qualities that exist in a human being - LOVE, AFFECTION, DEDICATION, SACRIFICE, COMPASSION, and EMPATHY.
Being infertile actually brings out these latent qualities which lie within all us. Can you show me an infertile women who doesn't love children ? Being infertile teaches you empathy – and all of us learn a lot from adversity.
Infertile women are usually much more caring – and can reach out to a fellow soul in pain because they are suffering themselves. The truth is that carrying a baby for 9 months doesn't make anyone a mother - caring does !
Is there anyone else who knows how precious motherhood is than we do :)
So, my dear friends, have a very Happy Mother's Day ! Every one of us deserves as many Mother's day wishes as any other women !
You can email Manju at firstname.lastname@example.org
Her blog is at www.myselfishgenes.blogspot.com