I actually have never heard of this day so shout out & a huge thanks to Jessah at Dreaming of Dimples who shared a beautiful post about this day. Here is the link she shared that explains what exactly National Infertility Survival Day is.
On this day, I will count my blessings. I will be thankful for the wonderful things that we do have in our lives because there is so many of them. We have a bright future and so much to look forward to. I can only hope that a baby is part of that. This is an infertile's version of Mother's Day. It's a day to celebrate ourselves. It's about self-care. There are so many days that we spend heartbroken and sad, being poked and prodded, putting on a brave face when deep down we are hurting. We go through the motions every day, but we are all struggling.
So today I will give myself the day to be truly happy. For this one day I will not think about the fact that we many never conceive a child naturally. I won't wish my life away hoping for July to come so we can start IVF. I won't get lost in thoughts about how much it hurts. Today I will live a fulfilled day, I will take a break from "surviving" because honestly, I need one. I need a day to turn off survival-mode. Every single day is spent wondering, wishing, and waiting. You wish that you could just take a small peak into the future, just lift a small corner of your life so you could see how this all turns out.
For all the couples who are struggling, who have struggled, and who will struggle with this, this day is about us. Take this one day to celebrate yourself. Be happy for the day. Set the struggle aside and live without it, just for this one day. I am planning on spending the day with my pup, maybe some lunch and retail therapy with a friend, and just doing ME for this one day.