I was reminded of a story of the Rebbe, which I proceeded to tell her. It was about another Observant lady who could not fall pregnant and wrote to the Rebbe who
advised her to be stringent in her observance of Taharas Hamishpachah. She was rather
surprised since she was already observant and kept all of the halachos. After much
deliberation and soul searching realized that she sometimes missed a personal examination (bedikah) here and there.
While she made sure to do at least one a day, she was sometimes slack about the second
Heeding the Rebbe's words, she decided to take make sure that she observed and performed this aspect of Taharas Hamishpacha more strictly, and carefully. By the grace of Hashem, she immediately fell pregnant!
When I finished telling the story, this young woman's face turned colors. She was in
shock. She said this is the only area in Taharas Hamishpacha that she has been less than strict about. She went home, determined, I am sure, to be extra careful in her observance of this and every aspect of Taharas Hamishpacha.
A few months later, she came back to tell me that she was three months pregnant! She took the story I had told her to heart and in that first month, she fell
I told her she should use this experience to inspire other women to be
more careful in their own observance of Taharas Hamishpacha.
As for me, I was very humbled and
thought, how lucky we are that as Shluchim the Rebbe simply puts the
right thoughts into our heads to inspire people to become keilim (receptacles) for
May we always be blessed with the right words, and may the
strengthening of this mitzvah bring many more children to this world in Taharah.