Ok I just had to copy this from No Swimmers in the Tubes... who just had to copy this from another blog, Bella Vida.
It's so beautiful, sad, but most of all...true.
Somebody Said......* written by Unknown
Somebody said "Just adopt; you'll get pregnant." This somebody doesn't know how it feels to try to figure out where to get the money for an adoption.
Somebody said "If it is meant to be, it will happen." This somebody never cried walking past the diaper section at the grocery store.
Somebody said "You've got more time to spend together--be thankful." This somebody never stayed up until two in the morning arguing about ovulation charts.
Somebody said "Just relax and it will happen." Somebody never had their doctor tell them that after the age of 30, chances of becoming pregnant decrease significantly.
Somebody said "You shouldn't complain about something that you can't control." This somebody never wondered whose eyes and hair color the baby would have and then never found out.
Somebody said " You have more time to get a better education now." Somebody doesn't know what a short luteal phase is or what polycystic ovarian syndrome is or an irregular cycle or what male factor is.
Somebody said "You cant miss something you never had." This somebody doesn't know what its like to cry him or herself to sleep in an empty nursery.
Somebody said "You should try reading some books; there's got to be something else you can try." This somebody never tried standing on her head or drinking cough syrup when she's not sick.
Somebody said "Take one of my kids, I don't need them all." This somebody never tried to adopt, only to have the birth mother change her mind.
Somebody said "I'd sell everything I owned to get kids if I had to." This somebody never had to.
Somebody said "The hardest part of not having kids is not getting the tax deduction." This somebody never started her period at a baby shower.
Somebody said "A career is more important than being a mother." This somebody never wanted to be a mom.
Somebody said "If you don’t have kids, you're not missing anything." This somebody never went through infertility.
Wow...I want to print this out and give to people some of these people to read. I know some people mean well, but come on...let's think before you speak!
After I read this, it got me thinking about our journey and every step along the way when we have heard these comments from people.