For this week's Kate's Corner, a fable reminds us of the strength we have to persevere during infertility.
A farmer awoke to loud cries coming from the old, dried up well on his property. He went to the well and saw that his donkey had fallen to the bottom, injured and looking for rescue. The farmer assessed the situation and decided to bury the donkey. He had been meaning to fill in the well with dirt and the donkey wasn’t much use to him, anyway.
Hurt and betrayed, the donkey soon had heaps of dirt hurled upon him. He was faced with the decision that so many of us face when life seems unfair: give up and be buried or fight. The donkey decided to utilize his inner strength and every time the dirt came down on him, he brushed it off and stepped up. Another load came down on him and he again brushed it off and stepped up. Eventually, his perseverance paid off and he was able to walk out of the well, a free donkey.
So often times in life we are faced with obstacles. If we stay strong and endure, there is no telling what is possible.