The Dignity of a Person (Dignitatis Personae)
A new (2008) and updated version of Donum Vitae (the Vatican statement on the rights and dignity of newly conceived humans). With wonderful clarity and passion, the authors discuss numerous reproductive issues: in vitro fertilization, cloning, use of embryonic stem cells, embryo adoption, and much more.
The piece of advice that I most despise hearing from people regarding my infertility is: “Just relax; it will happen.” If I had a nickel for every time that phrase entered a conversation, I’d have enough for a 4-course dinner at a swanky restaurant! Seriously, most of the time the advice is given by well-intentioned people; it just hurts sometimes. So I’ve been trying to come up with creative responses to “Just relax…” that can also bring a bit of laughter. My latest one:
My husband gives me great shoulder rubs; I don’t think relaxation is the problem. 🙂
Do any of you have some witty lines? Please share! Wit and wisdom is always welcome.