Wednesday, October 3, 2012

God's Plan


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."
James 1:2

"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. 

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. I really needed it.
    I am so happy that your journey has taken such a happy turn. I pray it continues to go well for you. :)

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  2. it is really nice to see such a strong couple. :) I pray for you to have a very healthy and happy 9 months!

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  3. Happy to read that you are quite thankful even though you've had a really difficult journey.

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  4. What a beautiful message! And a much-needed reminder. Thank you.

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  5. Glad to see another christian blogger! Thanks for sharing your faith openly :)

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  6. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing those Bible verses.

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  7. "but God used those situations to strengthen us" He always does, doesn't He? If we let Him. The beauty of sharing the journey with a Christian spouse is being able to commit to each other and to Christ-likeness together. God is good, no matter what. He will always be good.

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  8. I agree with you very much that getting pregnant isn't the beginning or the end, it is just a different part of the journey. I remember writing those same sentiments myself earlier in the year. Congratulations! May your pregnancy continue healthily and happily.

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  9. Hey there! Just starting reading your blog today. Your last statement in bold was like a slap in the face. My perspective definitely should change to be more focused on Jesus and not all about getting pregnant. Whoa! Wish y'all the best!

    http://thebirkelands.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm so glad I found your blog on the Creme de la Creme! (Yep, I'm still slowly making my way through it.) It's wonderful to see you speaking so openly and candidly about your faith. I just wrote a post about trusting God and how that can be tough sometimes during infertility. So sorry your journey has been so tough. I'm inspired by the fact that you and your husband stuck it out and didn't give up. I'll be looking forward to following you from here on out!

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As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
Psalm 71:14