My part vs. God's part? Check. Check.
Empathy? A big check.
It came in waiting to find "the one" 10-13 years after most of my family and friends.
It came after marriage when a baby in the baby carriage was harder to fill than expected.
It came with the tragedy and heartbreak of infant loss.
It came with more infertility. A lot more.
Then it came out of the blue with cancer.