As a teenager I knew two different couples dealing with infertility. I was only 12 when I learned of the first one and even then my heart hurt for them. I did not fully understand what it meant but I knew that it was not right that a couple could not have a baby. I remember praying for them, even going so far as to ask God to allow me to get pregnant so that I could give them a baby. How I thought that was going to happen, I am not sure. I just knew that I wanted to help them. Thankfully the couple adopted a gorgeous baby boy a few years later. The other couple I met a year or two later and I remember crying on Mother's Day for her as I saw her struggle to remain composed. This couple adopted as well.
Around this time I began to suspect that I had endometriosis. I was only about 16 years old and no one believed me. A good friend had it and my symptoms mirrored hers. She had three children so I did not fully comprehend the impact that endo could have on my, but there was still something in the back f my mind that told me that getting pregnant would not be easy. I got married at age 21 and we began ttc soon after. A part of me thought that it would be easy, but there was always this nagging doubt in the back of my mind. I just "knew" that we would battle infertility. I also suffered from a bad case of denial. I refused to allow myself to think about infertility. Until we got close to the year mark when my fears became a reality.
Did you "knew" you would battle the demon of infertility?