The author, Dr. Timothy O'Mall.ey, is definitely a gifted writer, and I appreciated his eloquence. I found the following excerpt regarding his experience with prayer particularly beautiful:
In fact, words often still hurt too much to utter; I at times have no energy to utter in prayer; all I have left is an imitation of the very silence I hear in response to my petitions.
Another selection I could relate to was this one:
And as my will was stretched out, I found new capacities for love available to me. A new awareness that the “calling” of infertility has made me aware of the lonely, the vulnerable, the needy, and allowed me to perceive the true gift of a human life.Although reading about another's struggle with a similar cross doesn't make it go away, I do find healing from it. A common aftereffect is that I don't feel quite as alone. While I realize I am never truly alone, it can be difficult to remember this in all occasions. Sharing tribulations with other human beings and learning from their thoughts and experiences is what I like best about this Catholic sub/infertility Blog-o-sphere. I look forward to sharing Dr. O'Mall.ey's blog with my husband. I hope it enriches your life, too.