As some of you might know..... I am a volunteer with RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association). I check messages for our HelpLine every week and tonight I received a call from a woman that has been dealing with infertility for years. Now when I say years..... I mean years. She is 72 years old and she really was tugging on my heart strings tonight. She called and left her name & number and I instantly thought that she had called the wrong number. I called her back and she expressed to me that she dealt with years and years of infertility and she was looking to talk to someone or anyone that could help her get some closure. She said that she sits and talks with her friends and they all talk about their own kids or grandkids and she doesn't have anything to talk about except her 2 cats. My heart just ached for this woman. I thought to myself that she is probably a very lonely person. I talked to her for some time and I realized that there are probably so many women out there that were never able to get pregnant. Now as they are older and hearing about all their friends and their children and grandchildren it makes it for a very difficult time for them. Can you imagine going all of those years without any closure? Can you imagine that she is probably so lonely and would probably give anything to share a story about her own child or grandchildren? I just can't imagine going so long without any closure and I guess that is why she really struck a chord with me tonight. I truly enjoy being a volunteer and helping others that have been in the same shoes as me. It is rewarding to know that I can give back something to others and know that I am helping them as they go through some of the same things that I went through. I remember when I went through fertility treatments..... all I wanted was someone that had been there before to talk to me and just tell me that everything that I was experiencing was normal, everything I was feeling was normal and everything that I couldn't control was normal. It is indeed a difficult time in ones life, but I truly can't imagine going 72 years without any closure. I could hear the hurt in her voice and I guess that is why this call touched me so much tonight. I pray that she will soon find closure, peace and be able to move on with her life. Have you ever crossed paths with someone and they touched your life? Well, tonight I experienced that with this lady. You never know why people are brought into your life, but I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I just hope that I was able to help her. I just hope and pray that she finds the peace that she needs.
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