Things in Life That Change You

    Jesse and I are SO excited about the birth of our first child. The way God creates life is amazing. The way God created the life inside of me is a miracle.

    We were infertile. I never blogged about it. I may never have talked to you about it, but Jesse and I heard a lot of bad news before we heard the incredible news that we were expecting. After a year of trying to have a baby, I visited my OB/GYN. We took tests and had procedures done only to find that I have a blocked fallopian tube on my right side. This was scary because it very rarely happens for no reason. My OB/GYN referred us to an infertility specialist. A few months later I began having constant pain in my stomach. It was diagnosed as an ovarian cyst on my left ovary (the side where the egg needed to come from!). Six weeks later I had laproscopic surgery to remove the cyst. During surgery they found Stage III endometriosis and cleaned up as much as they could. At this point, statistics were not in our favor. After surgery we began treatment with the infertility specialist only to find that the left ovary was unresponsive. At the recommendation of our doctor, we began investigating In-Vitro Fertilization (a very costly and invasive procedure). In the meantime, my left ovary produced ONE egg follicle. It was the ONE egg follicle that God used to create our baby.

    Infertility rocked our world. It was something we thought would never happen to us. We always wanted to have children and often argued about how many we wanted to have. Infertility changed us, yet in the midst of it we had to believe that God loved us if we never had our own children. We had to believe that if we never conceived it would be His perfect plan for us. Did we doubt? Yes! Did we pray? Yes! In the end, God provided a miracle baby, and we will be forever grateful.

    10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

    The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
    It’s time to sing Your song again
    Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
    Let me be singing when the evening comes

    Bless the Lord, O my soul
    O my soul
    Worship His holy name
    Sing like never before
    O my soul
    I’ll worship Your holy name

    9 thoughts on “Things in Life That Change You

    1. I’m so glad you shared your story…it’s the amazing testimony of our very GOOD God and fully SOVEREIGN God. So happy for you as you start walking this side…

    2. Oh I’m so glad you finally shared your story – I would have loved to be there for you while you walked through infertility since I once there, but I understand you wanting to keep it private. Anyways, so happy for ya’ll, and loved the story! God is so good!

    3. Thank you for writing this. I assumed as the years went by and your friends were getting pregnant and you were not that all must not have been right. I have been praying for you and we were so thrilled to receive the card you sent. You will continue to be in my prayers throughout your pregnancy. Much love to all three of you!!!

    4. I cried when I read this. Tears of absolute joy! Even though I knew your story, I was so moved by you sharing it and reading it all in writing. We have constantly been praying for you and will continue to do so. I honestly don’t think I will ever be able to express how much joy I have for you and Jesse and your sweet miracle baby. Praise our LORD! Love you!

    5. Thanks for sharing this! What a miracle story indeed! I agree with what everyone has written. We are SO SO happy for you THREE!!!! 🙂 Lots of love!

    6. I’m so HAPPY! Your card is adorable. God is so good. I can’t wait to meet that lil’ sprout! 🙂

    7. Wahoo! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your story. I’m sure there are many more who are silent but can relate and will be encouraged. We’re very excited for you!

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