I walked away from another Tucson Resolve support group inspired and awed.
The song The Fighter kept playing through my head as I listened to stories of more couples fighting through the pain of shots, the uncertainty of stim drug follicle growth, the doubt of whether this time it would be different, and still finding time to make jokes and discuss openly things that you rarely ever hear among a group of people in a library meeting room.
I love these people.
They inspire me.
When I hear their stories I realize I’m surrounded by undeniable faith and persistence in something they haven’t seen.
They get knocked down.
But they don’t stay down.
And when they get back up, they come out swinging.
I pray that each one of them has their winning moment against the Apollo Creed, or Clubber Lang or Drago they face in their infertility battles.
I love being in the ring with them at every support group, cheering them on, waiting for them to make the full 15 rounds to ultimate victory. Or better yet score a knockout in the 1st or 2nd round
Without a doubt, they epitomize what is to be “The Fighter”
(feat. Ryan Tedder)
Just waking up in the morning
And to be well,
Quite honest with ya,
I ain’t really sleep well
Ya ever feel like your train of thought’s been derailed?
That’s when you press on – Lee nails
Half the population’s just waitin to see me fail
Yeah right, you’re better off trying to freeze hell
Some of us do it for the females
And others do it for the retail
But I do it for the kids, life threw the towel in on
Every time you fall it’s only making your chin strong
And I’ll be in your corner like Mick, baby, ’til the end
Or when you hear a song from that big lady
Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do ya’ll?
[Chorus – Ryan Tedder]
Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter