A Longing (The Path of Infertility)

Wendy L. Macdonald

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A Longing

She reached out

and tenderly touched the doll

the childless woman

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She dressed her dog

in bright sweaters and bows

the childless woman

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She mourned again

as another month passed by

the childless woman

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Wendy ❀ 2015

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… a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12

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I’m enjoying the relationship I have with my three children.

Every once in a while I remember

being the woman in the poem,

and my soul sings thanksgiving.

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Some families start unexpectedly or predictably.

Some are made through adoption.

Some through marriage.

Some families, like ours, are formed after years of waiting

and hoping

and praying.

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Only those who have walked the path of infertility know how lonely it can be.

If a woman loses a baby

everyone comforts her.

But what do you say to someone who is losing…

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