Couple Found Funny in Their Struggle with Infertility
Whitney and Spencer Blake post humorous “infertility announcements” on their blog to help deal with their struggle.
Infertility isn’t a joke. But that should not prevent a couple who is struggling with it from finding a little humor in the situation from time to time, as a way to keep it from defining who they’re.
Meet Whitney and Spencer Blake. The couple-who navigated the painful road of infertility before the ultimately adopting 2sons-started posting some pretty hilarious infertility announcement parodies on their blog as a panacea for all the pregnancy announcements on Facebook they have been forced to endure.
“To be very honest, pregnancy announcements were one of the hardest parts of infertility,” Whitney told Popsugar. “We tried very hard plastering smiles on our faces and also celebrate with the people we loved who were growing their families but it was very difficult to watch everybody around us receive the blessing we desired more than anything.”
Infertility, Whitney explained that made her feel ugly. “You feel ugly on the inside for feeling jealous and you may feel ugly on the outside because you cannot make a baby,” she also explained that You feel unfeminine and broken and also somehow less than what you’d be. The rational side of me knew I was still a wonderful person whose worthiness is not tied to my ability to make a baby. But the emotional side of me very often felt pretty defeated, especially when I was trying desperately to be happy for someone else’s good news.”
But in the midst of all the heartache, Whitney said that she and Spencer often turned to humor as a coping mechanism and to each other. “I relied on Spencer a lot,” Whitney said that He has this rare talent for listening to my struggles and validating my feelings when at the same time finding a way to make me laugh, even in the stressful or sorrowful times.”
Laughter + Love = Best Medicine.