Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Every day that we are pregnant is a blessing. Sometimes, neither of us can believe that our frozen transfer worked. We are still wowed and astonished that we are having a baby. BUT, this is not where the story ends, nor is it where it begins.
When we started trying to conceive, we had no idea what our journey would entail. Yes, God is good and we are now pregnant, but the story doesn't end here.
I whole heartedly believe that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28). Brandon and I were stagnant in our Christian walk. We had been members of a church, but were not growing. We tried to make it through this journey on our own, but knew that it was impossible. In the time that we began attending church again and sharing our struggle, we were amazed by God's blessings.
Each time I needed another surgery or procedure, we were consumed with disappointment and hurt, but God used those situations to strengthen us. Because we chose to share our journey, we were always surrounded with support. God placed so many amazing people in our life to cheer us on during the difficult times. They have built us up, prayed over us, and already formed the largest extended family any child will ever know!
"Consider it pure joy, brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed."
1 Peter 4: 12-13
I would not trade any of the hardships that Brandon and I have faced in our marriage. Infertility will not be the last struggle that we will face. There are likely to be more hurdles and obstacles in our path, but we are prepared to take on any challenge that life throws at us. With God, all things are possible.
Our story does not end because we are pregnant. The end result was not that we would conceive a child, but that we would seek God throughout our journey and have faith in HIS plan.