"Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
- J.K. Rowling
I'm into quotes this week. I guess I'm into slogans or cliches too. The one above struck my fancy as being just a little different.
Maybe because it perfectly melds the idea of a positive spin on a negative situation. Put in the most simple terms, infertility is on the side of negative. Not something you chose or want or need in your life.
Putting the positive spin on it though, with the phrase from above.
Here's my further thoughts.
Infertility makes you a better parent.
Infertility makes you more empathetic.
Infertility offers you a way of becoming closer to your partner/spouse.
Infertility shows you just how strong and mighty you are.
Cliches and slogans become popular for a reason. They resonate with people. With many people. Yes, they sometimes seem trite, unless and when they perfectly fit and express how you are feeling.
The cliche above is lesser known, written by a wildly successful person. She was practically homeless, practically penniless, no exaggeration.
And her foundation was rock bottom. Solid as a rock.
If infertility is your rock bottom, see how strong you can make it as a foundation. Not a foundation of disease or inability, but of strength and capability and health.
We're here, as always, to help.