Chris and Michelle Miller are a cute, funny couple from Texas who struggled for years with infertility. I was contacted by them to read and review their book. As soon as I heard it described as a his and her guide I knew I'd be on board and was dying to read it! Infertility affects both partners whether it's both with the "issue" or just one. It's hard to explain to how infertility hurts to those who haven't gone through it. That's why I encourage any of y'all dealing with infertility to reach out and talk with others who have been there. This book would be a great place to start!
Their book reminded me of the many heartbreaks, doctor's appointments, awkward conversations, and moments we had while dealing with our own infertility journey. I laughed out loud at Michelle's stories, a view only a woman could understand. Their look at infertility was fresh, honest and painfully true. I especially loved the Lessons at the end of Chris' sections of the book. He said things like "Happy endings keep hope alive" and "Advice is a sign people care. Even when it's nonsense."
Look at those three little miracles!
Isn't their family beautiful?!
I was a little sad when the book ended. I wanted to continue to follow their journey and encourage the couple to write a parenting book of some sort. They have a positive view of the world that more people need. It's easy for me to say I laughed while reading this book, it is intended to be funny! But I also teared up several times knowing how hard it was for them and many other couples. Infertility affects 1 in 6 and 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Sadly, many of us will know a couple that has to deal with such heartbreak. If you or a loved one are dealing with infertility, please know you can always write to me for advice and encouragement. Also? This would be a wonderful book to add to your collection.
Y'all can read more at www.storkparenting.com
I thought writing about this book would be a great way to begin this work week. We have started back full swing around here, the students are back, and the library is hopping! I have to add how grateful I am for people like Chris and Michelle who are willing to share their story to inspire others. This Monday I have a grateful heart and feel inspired to uplift others thanks to their story!