Wondrous Words Wednesday – Infertile

Posted April 27, 2022 by elzaread in Wondrous Words Wednesday / 34 Comments

Greetings you guys! Welcome to another edition of Wondrous Words Wednesday, hosted by yours truly.  The concept of Wondrous Words Wednesday is fairly easy, all you need to do, is share any new (or new to you) words you came across this week and share them with us. You are also welcome to share words you simply want to show off to us. For more on Wondrous Words Wednesday, you can click here. There is a Mr. Linky attached at the bottom of this post if you’d like to make your own post and add your link.

Today is one of those days where my Mommy had more than one post scheduled. Earlier today, she took part in a Book Tour for a lovely book dealing with Infertility. We will add our link to the tour post here. Planning for  today’s posts, gave us the inspiration for our Wondrous Word for this week:

This week is Infertilely Awareness Week and while my Mommy was writing her blog post, she contemplated why this subject is so well known in our day and age, but so little talked about. Being part of the 10% of women worldwide who struggle with infertility, my Mommy knows that it’s a very hard subject to talk about. She definitely salutes the author, Christina Oberon for writing Hope Strong and for sharing her journey. How wonderful it is to know that no matter what you might think or feel, you are never the only person on this journey and even though your fingerprints might be unique, your circumstances and the path that you are on, are not.

If you Google the word infertile, all the hits bring you to infertility in humans. Even our trusted Merriam Webster took us immediately to infertility in women and men. However, the human race is not exclusively the only species to suffer from infertility.

Did you know that a honey bee doesn’t reproduce at all? Maybe my Mommy is actually a honey bee that just accidentally came in human form.  Ligers, mules and other hybrid animals can’t reproduce either. They are infertile because they don’t have viable sex cells, meaning they can’t produce sperm or eggs. This is the case because the chromosomes from their different species parents don’t match up. Perhaps my Mommy is a hybrid? Whatever she is, she is our perfect Pet-Mommy and every night we pray with her for a little human baby to pull our ears and tails and chase us around the house. (Okay, maybe I can pray a bit harder. But there are 5 more animals in this house to do the job)

If you or any of your loved ones are struggling with infertility, please always remember that you are not alone and that hope truly is the thing with feathers to get you through this.

Of course we will be able to share a few books with you as well to get you through. They might not work for you, but they did provide some comfort and solace on our journey so far:

Have you read any of these? Any you would like to add to our list?

If you want to join in the Wondrous Words Wednesday bi-weekly posts, just add your link to the Mr. Linky provided, or leave it in the comment section.

Wordless Wednesday

We simply love joining up with Wordless Wednesday. From new words to no words, a perfect combination. Wordless Wednesday is hosted by Sandee @ Comedy Plus and it’s even more simple than Wondrous Words Wednesday.

Wordless Wednesday (WW) is a visual blogosphere phenomenon. Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words. One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Wordless Wednesday.

The Child who was never born

The symbolism behind this statue sculptured by Slovakian sculptor Martin Hudacek, appears to be conflicting. Some speculate it was sculptured to create awareness for loss during abortion and some that it creates awareness for loss during miscarriage. No matter what it symbolize, it’s a child that never was and this touches my Mommy deeply.

We wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!



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34 responses to “Wondrous Words Wednesday – Infertile

  1. hi


    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a really good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.|

    • Hi there Wendy,

      I am so sorry for everything you had to go through, believe me – I know!! I’ve been on and off treatment for going on 9 years…. So happy for you that you had a happy ending with your struggles and adopted your babies from Korea. I’m sure they have and continue to bring you lots of joy and peace.

      Yes, everyone must find their own solutions and I know a number of ladies who just didn’t couldn’t see the journey through. And I understand it perfectly.

      Thanks for sharing Wendy. xoxoxo

  2. I am long past my childbearing years now, but I did have a difficult experience the first time I became pregnant. I carried the baby for 19 weeks, and then my water broke. The baby did not survive. The grief and feeling of failure was overwhelming, and the emptiness I felt was more than just symbolic. I was bereft. The wake of a loss like this never quite disappears. I still think of my little girl, who I was going to name Kristin, and wonder who she would have become. And that was 42 years ago.

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    • This is a word for your Wondrous Words Wednesday: Pulchritude n., Pulchritudinous adj.
      From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
      The Beautiful History of Pulchritude
      Pulchritude is a descendant of the Latin adjective pulcher, which means “beautiful.” Pulcher hasn’t exactly been a wellspring of English terms, but it did give English both pulchritude and pulchritudinous, an adjective meaning “attractive” or “beautiful.” The verb pulchrify (a synonym of beautify), the noun pulchritudeness (same meaning as pulchritude), and the adjective pulchrous (meaning “fair or beautiful”) are other pulcher offspring, but those terms have proved that, in at least some linguistic cases, beauty is fleeting.

      Wendy & Dani recently posted: WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH DANI: BABY GOT BACK
    • Aaah Wendy…. I am so very sorry. And I understand exactly what you are saying about the pain and the grief that never quite disappears. I’ve lost twin boys at 22 weeks gestation 5 years ago and I still think about them every day. Their birthday should have been the 19th of May and ironically, I have twin girls in my class whose birthday is on the 19th of May!

      Thanks for sharing your dear baby girl Kristin, I will remember with you.


  3. Wow that is so moving. The child never born. Miscarriage touches a lot of lives and so does infertility- thanks for a wonderful post that made me think and also touched the heartstrings a little.

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    • You are very welcome to browse through our selection of reviews Cecelia! I’ve only been on the WordPress site for about 6 months and actually still need to import a few of my Blogger reviews as well. But I just tell myself that Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was the blog. (Winky face)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. It’s good to learn new words and their meaning.

    Love your Wordless Wednesday contribution. It touches me very deeply too.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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