In August 2011, about a year after I was first married, we decided to try for a family. But things didn't quite go to plan, and in January 2016, my husband and I separated. Not as a result of my not being able to conceive, but it was a contributing factor in so many ways.
In this blog, I describe my journey, my struggles, my frustration, my pain and decided to leave it online as I don't think infertility is spoken enough in Church. Sadly, there are too many women struggling with this issue alone in the church crowd.
I am a writer, so at the time, I found it easier to write about how I felt, as I am not always coherent when I attempt to verbalise my thoughts. So I decided to start writing my fears, my thoughts, my frustrations and my battle with HOPE, in the form of this blog.
The idea began as a way for me to have an outlet to formulate into words my inner thoughts. It has evolved into a tool which God has used over the years to encourage others who are on a similar journey, and a way for fertile women to understand what their "sub-fertile" friends are struggling with, as they try to conceive.
Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and prayers, I hope you find hope in your own walk and faith for each step of your own Journey for Bubba, even if it's just to know you're not alone.
- Bubba's Hopeful Mumma
- Hi. Welcome to my "taboo" blog. My name is Steph, and when I first started this, I was still in my thirties. In 2017, I switch decades! I am a Christian, so underlying everything I do and say is the Word of God, and the foundational truths I have learnt over the years. This doesn't mean I'm perfect - I am human. It just means I recognise I need God's help to live this life and try to live out His way, as best I can. So that's me in a nutshell. Thanks for taking the time to read through my blog, I hope you draw strength, hope or encouragement from what you read.