Saturday, 26 October 2013

National Infertility Awareness Week 2013

                               28th October - 3rd November
In an effort to support this wonderful campaign, I would like to share this poem written by Lysanne Sizoo from her beautiful book, 'Small Sparks of Life'.
This is for all the women out there who are suffering the bereavement of infertility and miscarriage, who might just need to hear the words, "I understand".

                      The Truth
What would you do if I told you the truth,
If I told you straight, I'm not feeling great.
Hi, how are you? I'm fine, and you?

How would you cope, would you know what to say
If I broke with the custom, would you go away?
Hi, how are you? I'm fine, and you?

My pain is not casual, not an "Oh not so good,"
I'm mourning the loss of my motherhood.
Hi, how are you? I'm fine, and you?

Would it shock you to see me dropping my mask
Behind which I hide my pain and my pride?
Hi, how are you? I'm fine, and you?

If only just someone would reach for my hand,
Just squeeze it and say, "I understand...
I see through your mask, the pain and the pride.
I understand why you needed to hide.
I see that behind that great happy smile
Is confusion and fear, but I am still here."

Just a squeeze in my hand, perhaps not even a word,
Just for someone to see how much I hurt."

For more details about this campaign, please click HERE.


  1. thank u. from the bottom of my soul....thank u...

  2. Your words moved me very thank YOU. I hope you can feel my arms around you. Much love x