Live Laugh Love – Raising Infertility Awareness through the Pineapple
I’ve got some big news.
The community here at Bumps to Baby is getting a face lift!
Since I started this community just a little over 3 months ago, it’s amazing the wonderful women I’ve met and grown to love.
I know I’ve said it before, but, it’s true. There’s a unique bond formed with others who are walking through the same trenches of infertility, and without question, they become your #ttcsisters.
As I’ve sat back and thought about the journey to motherhood we are embarking on, I kept coming back to this same mantra:
Live. Laugh. Love.
Truth be told, this mantra has gotten me through some of my toughest times as a young adult.
I even loved it so much I got it tattooed on me in college!
Suffice it to say, as I think about the challenges infertility has tested me with, I know its taught me many valuable lessons.
Sure, there are days when I want to crawl in a hole and not see the sun, but, those days are few and far between.
Because I know in my heart if I remember to “live, laugh, love”, I can get through anything.
Yes, infertility sucks. The emotional, financial and physical pain is tough, but, remembering that there is a life out there, filled with laugher, love and so many beautiful things, gets me through my darkest hours.
So, my friends, that is why I’ve come to the conclusion that “live, laugh, love” had to be ingrained on this community.
And, now, the pineapple!
The pineapple is a symbol widely used in the #ttccommunity to celebrate the hope of new life. In it’s traditional use, the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, warmth, and friendship.
In a sense, the pineapple is thus symbolic of those emotions that come with feeling at home.
I can’t think of a better symbol to represent this community of trying to conceive women than a beautiful pineapple, for not only is this community safe like a home, but, we’re also preparing our bodies to become the best home we can for our future little sprinkles.
So, friends, I invite you to the new community at Bumps to Baby.
I hope you find that this is truly a place to feel as ease, kick your feet up and take off your shoes.
Let’s face it, we’re all walking in the same shoes anyways, why go at it alone?
Hugs and baby dust to you!