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Memphis author finds purpose in her struggle with infertility

“I found purpose in the pain that I had been going through,” said Frances Jones. “See I realized that life was not just about me, but it was a greater vision."

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — After years of struggling with her inability to conceive, Frances Jones, the now infertility coach and motivational speaker, is helping people by sharing her more than 20-year journey with coping with infertility. 

Jones shared that she is from humble beginnings.

“My parents were sharecroppers they had a little wooden house on land they didn’t own and they tried to make a living being farmers,” said Frances Jones. “That was their heritage.”

That's how she described growing up in Tunica County, Mississippi.   

“I remember sometimes being in the fields with them with a little ice cream bucket, a little plastic ice cream bucket and out there doing what I thought was my share as a little big girl, picking cotton with my parents,” she recalled.  

In high school, Jones fell in love with accounting.

She went on to graduate from Ole Miss with a bachelor’s and two master's degrees.

She is the first in her family to graduate college.

She married the love of her life, but later, said “I began to feel a void in my life. I didn’t know why I felt this way, but I felt very deeply that I was supposed to be helping people on a very personal level.”

She received devastating news. 

“I found out that I was not able to have children, and though I went to fertility treatments,” Jones shared. “So, I went through a lot of heartache, I went through a lot of pain.”

She was able to pull herself out of the darkness and negativity and decided to be transparent about her fertility challenges, writing a book.

“I found purpose in the pain that I had been going through,” said the author. “See I realized that life was not just about me, but it was a greater vision it was a greater purpose and I was able to take all that heartache that I went through and help other people.”

Jones said had she not been open and transparent about her infertility issues, all her trauma would have been in vain. She encourages others to find strength within themselves.  

“All the pain all the hurt. In your heart, you may be hurting, but there’s a way where you let infertility, you can get it out your life where it won’t control your life.”

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