The Joy On The Other Side Of Infertility; An In-Home Newborn Photography Session {Denver, Colorado}

Tasting Something Bitter Makes Honey That Much Sweeter

This past week I had the privilege to photograph first-time parents who met their baby girl after an infertility journey. The joy that radiated from them was truly something I don’t think you can have without the season of waiting and hoping for a day like this to come.

A few days after their session I got together with an old friend to meet her four month old baby. Her infertility journey led her on a winding journey that spanned TWELVE years. As you can imagine, it was emotional. I myself am on the other side of the bitterness of my own infertility with three kiddos now. To this day there are multiple times I look back in those years with gratitude. I’m grateful for the extra time before the chaos that comes with growing a family. Grateful for the fullness of thankfulness I have for each of the lives of my children. Grateful that I grew in my trust of the Lord to provide in his timing.

“I’d Rather Take A Chance On Hope Than Fall Apart”

This may not be much of a consolation for anyone reading this in a period of waiting. But I hope these stories and these photos give you hope. Even when it hurts to hope. There’s a song out right now that I’m really enjoying called “Hallelujah Anyway” by Rend Collective. Here’s how the song starts:

I’ll find a way to praise You
From the bottom of my broken heart
‘Cause I think I’d rather strike a match, than curse the dark
Yeah I’ll find a way to thank You
Though bitterness is real and hard
‘Cause I’d rather take a chance on hope, than fall apart.

Infertility breaks the heart. It’s confusing and frustrating and so much more. But like so many trials in life, there are blessings weaved in between the brokenness and joy waiting on the other side. If you are reading this and waiting, know that I am praying for you. And there’s a whole host of mammas who know what you’re going through and we can’t wait to see your time come too.

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