Twelve years ago this month, I spent my very first Mother’s Day as a mom basking in the presence of my then five-week old twin boys. It was a day I thought I’d never celebrate myself; my husband and I went through seven and a half years of tests and surgeries and procedures before we finally conceived our sons through assisted reproduction techniques (ART).
Infertility is a painful, isolating experience that those who haven’t gone through themselves don’t quite understand. It is one of the most difficult challenges a couple can face, yet many don’t seek support from family or friends. During my many years of infertility, I didn’t discuss it with many friends or even with my own mother. Mother’s Day was always one of the most difficult days for me as I said to myself, “Maybe next year.” RESOLVE became my refuge.