I found myself leaving last night’s support group a little embarrassed.
I used the words “I know how you feel.”
Sometimes in my desire to relate to couples in our support group I forget, I don’t know how you really feel.
It doesn’t matter that I went through infertility. Had losses. Spent lots of money. Had more losses.
At the end of the day, I am not where you are.
My experience comes from a place of memory, not current pain.
I can’t truly speak to that pain, because an IVF procedure finally worked for us.
And that was over 11 years ago.
I will continue to pray for peace for you.
Be here to listen to your pain, and offer stories about how I coped.
But I promise I won’t say “I know how you feel” again.
Because I truly don’t.
I am very sorry for that oversight.