I get asked this question A LOT.
I am very open about the fact that it took us 6 IVF attempts to conceive Kade. I truly believe that if my story can help make one woman/couple not feel so alone in her/their own struggle, or if my story can help give one woman/couple some hope then then it was all worth it. So I share our story with most people who comment on our son, or if it comes up in conversation.
The seven years we battled infertility were hard. It put pressures on our marriage that we could never have imagined. It put massive pressures on our finances. On our emotional well being both as a couple and and as individuals. But we were lucky. We had our families and I had amazing online support through Fertilicare and through the many blogs I found, started reading and participated on via Mel at Stirrup Queens. I met wonderful people who I would never have met if not for that journey of infertility. I found out that I was not alone. That I was not THE only freak out there that could not conceive. And so the tapestry of our journey was woven.
Looking back now, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it was well worth it.
I know that there may be some of you still in the trenches sitting here reading and rolling your eyes and thinking “easy for you to say, when you have your child”. I know it, because I so often thought it when I was still battling. But it was unequivocably worth it. Worth every test. Worth every needle. Worth every drug. Worth every tear. Worth every arguement. Worth every penny. Because what we have now is priceless. What we have now is unbelieveably special and remarkable. A family. That wonderful little boy makes everything we went through to have him SO VERY WORTH IT.
Its something that much like many things in life you can only explain once you experience it.
So for any of you out there doubting if the journey you are on will be worth it in the end. It will be. I can assure you of that. No matter how you get there, or the lengths you take to make it happen.
It will be worth it.