Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Empty Easter Egg

Each Easter, when I was younger, my parents would hide those plastic eggs with little candies and one lucky egg even had $5 in it.  It was great!  Easter morning was filled with fun and excitement as my sister and I looked for these eggs. 

Going through infertility is like how it would feel to find an empty egg.  Everyone around you seems to find the eggs full of life.  They have started their families or are pregnant.  They are full of joy as they announce their pregnancies, show off ultrasound pics, share belly pics and eventually share baby pics.  They found the eggs with the best candy and that money.  These individuals are so excited to share what they found in their Easter egg.

I'm one of the many who unfortunately find the empty egg.  I keep trying, month after month, to find that lucky egg that will make everything OK.  But it keeps coming up empty.  I don't even get a single jellybean(which I don't even like).  I suffer quietly through disappointment as another month is unsuccessful.  I work up the courage to try again and open another Easter egg only to find the same results. 

I know I am on my own path and journey to motherhood.  I'm not finding my Easter egg in the easy spots.  Mine is hidden somewhere more challenging.  I have to believe that my egg is in a special place and someday soon my Easter egg won't be empty either.


  1. Here from ICLW. I understand the feeling. I have been coming up with the empty egg for over 5 years not. Best wishes to you and Happy Easter.


  2. I can totally relate to this post. It just gets harder with each day that passes us by. We just have to hold on to faith and BELIEVE that some day we will all find our egg FULL of everything we hope for. Just think how much more special our egg will be once we finally find it. After all, look how hard we have fought to get it. Hang in WILL get there.

  3. Stopping by from ICLW. This post is so true. I hope next Easter both are baskets are full of life. Good luck!

  4. I'm sorry you keep finding empty eggs... I hope your lucky egg is just hidden very well, but that you will find it soon. Hang in there...

  5. You will find your filled egg! And the good news is, you don't just have one chance a year. Very true post and excellent analogy.

  6. Thank you ladies for the positive thoughts! :)