MY FERTILITY ART!!!
I come from a LARGE family, a large family that basically takes up
an entire small town. I grew up knowing nothing but community,
support, and of course, lots of gossip. Now that I live in a bit city,
without my family, I sometimes find myself feeling a little lost.
Adding infertility to the mix made me feel down right abandoned,
left with no one to talk to, no one to understand me, no one to
gain strength from.
A few months back I decided to start a Fertility Support group here
in this big city, as a way to start a small community of my own. It
has become everything I had hoped it would be, a place to talk,
a place to listen, and a place to build strength. The very best thing
about this group is that for 3 hours of every month I feel like I belong
somewhere, like I have an itty bitty community right here in this
Last week at our meeting we did some art as a way to express how
we are feeling. As we gathered around our canvas we used oil paints
to express what fertility means, and more specific, what it means to
us. At the top of this page is a picture of my painting, I'm no artist,
but I really my little painting, it was surprisingly positive....who knew?
To be honest, all of our paintings had a very positive touch and they
were all very beautiful and personable.
My painting shows 3 flowers, the two on the outside represent
everyone I know......to them fertility has come easy, they grow straight
and strong without even really thinking about it. They blossom into a
family and their colors shine bright for all to see. The flower in the
middle is me, I know it's hard to see but my stem is weaving and
winding through the rocks. My fertility journey has not been so easy,
but as you can see in the picture, eventually I reach my goals and bloom
just as bright. The only difference, if you look down, is my roots.
Because I had to fight just that much harder to push through the
rubble, my roots have grown big and strong!