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April’s Journey to Fertility: This Broken Road
Posted by: April on Apr 14, 2010 in News

April is a CNY Fertility Center patient and has been on her journey to fertility for approximately two and a half years. April will share candid stories and a unique perspective on the fertility challenges many women and couples face. CNY Fertility Center has locations in Syracuse, Albany and Rochester, NY.

Week 44: This Broken Road
At the recent Parenthood for Me fundraiser, Dr. Kiltz said a few words about a couple who told him they were glad they had never been successfully treated for infertility: the reason? The couple never would have adopted their child who they love and could not imagine their lives without. Later in the week I connected this meaningful story with the lyrics to a song I recently heard.

On my way home from work, I happened to catch a phrase on our local country music channel as I was flipping through the stations: “God blessed this broken road that led me straight to you.” For those of you who are not familiar with the song, its title is God Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. I almost never listen to country music, and I am certainly glad the DJ announced the title of the song as well as the band name. (Yes, I know some of you may be appalled at my lack of knowledge regarding this popular band. I really do have to expand my musical horizons!) But I just had to listen to the entire song. The lyrics are about someone who couldn’t understand the grander plan until he reached the end of his road to love. And although this is a love song, being a mother is about love, too. And we all want to find our little loves.

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I thought about how my and my husband’s last three years have resembled a broken road with many cracks (blood tests, ultra sounds, consults) bumps (lack of resilience and exhaustion), faded areas (hopelessness) and potholes (failed cycles). The song goes on to say how the narrator “got lost a time or two”, but wiped his brow and “kept pushing through.”  I remember driving in the car thinking about how all who are on their journeys to fertility must keep pushing through.

There is also a line that will sum up our journeys once we achieve motherhood: “Every long lost dream led me to where you are.” I know we feel as if our dreams are unattainable and that the road we are traveling is simply too broken and filled with loss for our hearts to handle, but we aren’t there yet. We have to keep going. We have to keep working toward our dream because when we look back on these difficult journeys, we will bless the broken roads that have led us to our children.

On the journey together,
April All Year

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Below are links to April’s past articles in case you missed any of them:

Week forty three: Online Resources

Week forty two: Resources and Personal Update

Week forty one: What if…

Week forty: Creating Families and Parenthood for Me

Week thirty nine: Trusting Fate

Week thirty eight: A Little Review

Week thirty seven: Really!

Week thirty six: Thankfully

Week thirty five: Groundhog Day… Again

Week thirty four: Empowerment

Week thirty three: Fearful

Week thirty two: Life’s Haze

Week thirty one: Feel Fabulous

Week thirty: Counting Your Blessings

Week twenty nine: The Holidays

Week twenty eight: Making yourself a priority

Week twenty seven: The truth is…

Week twenty six: Making a Plan

Week twenty five: Attitude of Gratitude

Week twenty four: Giving

Week twenty three: De-cluttering

Week twenty two: The Voice from Within

Week twenty one: Marital Bliss Part II

Week twenty: Marital bliss and infertility

Week nineteen: The changing seasons

Week eighteen: Grand Opening

Week seventeen: Trust your place

Week sixteen: Labels

Week fifteen: Keeping the faith

Week fourteen: Keep at it

Week thirteen: Maya Abdominal Massage

Week twelve: Acupuncture

Week eleven: A little bit at a time

Week ten: Well-timed reminders

Week nine: Summertime

Week eight: Resiliency

Week seven: Tiny miracles

Week six: Bahama Mama

Week five: The right path for us

Week four: Our fertility treatment “break”

Week three: Deliberate choices

Week two: This moment

Week one: My story

One response to “April’s Journey to Fertility: This Broken Road”

  1. Autumn says:

    thank you for the broken road story- Me and my husband were married on 10/11/08 and God Bless the Broken Road is what i walked down the aisle too. This song had much meaning to me too in that both my husband and i went through many trials prior to our lives together. Mine with my chronic illness , and his with broken relationships and short failings in life in general. My husband is 12 years older than me and this is his first time being married and he has no children. My chronic illness was Dermatomyositis-(autoimmune-similar to Lupus) its been in remission for several years thank the Lord! But everything i struggled with that debilitating disease makes me look at the fertility issues as another medical issue i have to deal with. I have not been letting myself think to much into it because I also haven’t started any treatment yet. But anyways just wanted to thank you for sharing your story and it struck me with that song being so close to my heart and how you made it relate to the fertility journey.

    With much hope & faith

    Autumn

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