As we were planning Mallory + Josh’s maternity session, I had the opportunity to chat with Mallory a little bit about their story. To say that they fought for this little girl is an understatement. Mallory endured 7 procedures and surgeries, well over 200 injections, the devastating loss of a miscarriage, and was hospitalized with extreme sickness during pregnancy. But, it all was worth it now that they can hold their sweet baby girl, Ellie. During Ellie’s newborn session, we commemorated that fight by surrounding her with many of the injection needles that were needed to bring this precious girl into the world. There were so many needles! I didn’t even use them all. A parent’s love for their child will never cease to amaze me.
I know that for many women, this story is a very familiar one. Many are still fighting, and many are still hoping for the answered prayer. 1 in 8 women struggle with infertility, and 1 in 4 endure loss. For all the women out there who are praying for a miracle child, who are shedding hundreds of tears, and who are enduring loss, know that there is someone out there praying for you. I’ll never fully understand why many have to face this journey, but know that there is always hope, and the Lord is good. I would love to hear your story, and pray with you! If you are reading this and have a personal story to share as an encouragement to all the women facing infertility and miscarriage, please leave it below in the comments. I would love to see this post be a source of strength and hope for many!