A quick trip in the infertility time machine reveals a few things to celebrate about this joyful holiday.
The Anglo-Saxon feast of Eostre, goddess of fertility,was typically celebrated throughout the month of April. Northern Europeans may have believed that rabbits carried Eostre’s lights of spring, thereby integrating them into their celebrations of the goddess. Other early festivities on the spring equinox included treating eggs as precious fertility treasures from which new life emerges. And while the modern Christian holiday of Easter focuses more on resurrection than fertility, there is an understanding that new life comes with sacrifice – sometimes the most difficult sacrifices you ever have to make.
Wherever you are and whatever you celebrate, I wish you a wonderful month of springtime hope!