Green's my Favorite Number

Exploring a world I have yet to make sense of and beginning the journey that will someday lead me to Munchkinland.

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My hubby and I have been married for four years and wanted children the day we said "I do." We both have a passion for helping children and cannot wait to have a family of our own. Unfortunately, it isn't as easy as the health teacher said it was...

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Rolling the Ball

I'm not sure how many people read my blog to date but for any readers that are out there I wanted to pass on some information and encourage you to take part.... In case you want the link to the original...

Pomegranates, a longstanding symbol of fertility, serve as a strong analogy to those suffering through infertility. Though each pomegranate skin is unique in colour and texture, the seeds inside are remarkably similar from fruit to fruit. Though our diagnosis is unique—endometriosis, low sperm count, luteal phase defect, or causes unknown—the emotions, those seeds on the inside, are the same from person to person. Infertility creates frustration, anger, depression, guilt, and loneliness. Compounding these emotions is the shame that drives people suffering from infertility to retreat into silence.The pomegranate thread holds a two-fold purpose: to identify and create community between those experiencing infertility as well as create a starting point for a conversation. Women pregnant through A.R.T., families created through adoption, or couples trying to conceive during infertility can wear the thread, identifying themselves to others in this silent community. At the same time, the string serves as a gateway to conversations about infertility when people inquire about its purpose. These conversations are imperative if we are ever to remove the social stigma attached to infertility.Tie on the thread because you’re not alone. Wear to make aware.Join us in starting this conversation about infertility by purchasing this pomegranate-coloured thread (#814 by DMC) at any craft, knitting, or variety store such as Walmart or Target. Tie it on your right wrist. Notice it on others.

I encourage all of you to do this and I want to stretch that just a bit by including the men/partners. You know, we forget sometimes that our husbands/partners go through this grief and pain alongside us. I know my husband has been there through every negative pg test and he was right there holding my hand when we found out we lost our little one so early on. Infertility affects both members in a couple and no one should be left out! Go buy those threads!!!!

1 Comments:

Blogger The Town Criers said...

Thank you so much for posting this! Get the word out.

And my husband wears a thread.

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