Today’s post is from Sarah who blogs over at Ramblings of a Barren Heart. She is sharing some of the things to not say to someone who is going through infertility. I’m going to go ahead and put a disclaimer – these are not necessarily things that bother me when said. #2 is probably the only one because I don’t really like when others try to insist they know God’s plan for me. But, worse has been said to me… and I honestly do believe that I will get pregnant at the right time, and my time is not perfect, God’s is.
Really, this post is a good way to bring awareness to the fact that sometimes words that mean well can actually cut like a knife. So if you know someone going through infertility and you stumbled upon this, please keep in mind that sometimes the things you say can be hurtful.
And likewise, for those of us going through infertility, we have to remember that not everyone understands our situation and quite frankly, we don’t understand theirs. We have to keep in mind that most people genuinely mean well, and unless the offending person has a history of being rude and malicious towards us, we should not hold their misunderstanding against them and assume they meant to be rude. Their words of encouragement may have backfired, but it’s really up to us on how we handle it.
All that to say, I hope you check out Sarah’s post and gain an understanding of how sometimes the most simple words can really hurt, even if meant well. These things hurt Sarah. What are some of the worst things people have said to you?