Mother. I titled this piece for myself and for all the other beautiful humans struggling with infertility. Luke and I have been trying to get pregnant for 18 months. 6 of those months have included fertility treatment and a reproductive endocrinologist. Test and medications and procedures and insurance snafus. Tears and relief and fear and hope.
As I printed this design with no initial meaning in mind, my mind drifted to my longing to be a mom (as it does nearly every minute of the day). Quickly, I realized that these lines of triangular, womb-like shapes reminded me of negative pregnancy tests month after month. A womb not growing a new life, but empty. Yet, there’s a hint at and hope for those 2 pink lines as the triangles line up. Luke and I are still hopeful, even though we struggle with this yearning every day. Each month, we hope that we’ve reached that full, golden triangle at the end and I can take on the role of Mother.
If you’re struggling with infertility and/or loss, please know that you’re not alone. We see you. We feel your pain and hope and longing. We’re sending you love and strength and hope that your journey to parenthood leads you to positive tests, healthy pregnancies, and beautiful births. 💛✨🌈