I always expected our pregnancy announcement to be a shocker and a surprise to everyone around us. I imagined in my head seeing the complete and utter joy and surprise on the faces of our family and friends. We were going to knock their socks off with the news of your entrance into the world!
Well, as you know, we have been on our journey to meet you a lot longer than expected. After several months of trying, we decided to start telling all of your grandparents, and aunts and uncles, and your friends parents what was going on. We told them so that we could ask them to pray for us as we were patiently waiting for you.
Then it hit me, our pregnancy announcement wasn't going to be surprise at all. We weren't going to knock anyone's socks off. It was going to be old news by the time we actually do get pregnant. (Gotta admit, I had a bit of a pitty party for myself when I thought of this.)
During this time though, I cannot even begin to explain how many people are praying for us, and for you. Countless people are begging God on our behalf, and this has been the most precious thing to experience during this longer than expected journey.
Thinking about all of these people, and all of their prayers made me realize something today. We might not have the most surprising pregnancy announcement of all time. But I cannot WAIT to see the faces of all these precious people when we get to tell them that God has answered their prayers! God is going to use us, and you, as a real life example to people that He is good, and He does answer prayers! I cannot wait for that day!
But, for every month that we have to wait even longer to meet you, is just one more month of prayers that are being prayed for you! And I couldn't ask for anything more.
You are one prayed for baby, and you haven't even been conceived yet!
- Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am a Christian, saved and sustained daily by my wonderful Savior. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, Mitch; we got married at 19! I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aunt, a co-worker, and a woman that struggles with infertility. God has used this struggle to completely transform my life. I have experienced fear, hope, anxiety, compassion, trust, peace, tears, excitement, pain, laughter, and many other things that come with infertility. But most of all, I have a deeper trust and friendship with my Creator and my husband, and for this, I am forever thankful. The purpose of this blog is for me to remember the ups and downs of this trial, and how my Savior has brought me through it all. For those who have never struggled in this area, I hope this blog will help you see a glimpse into the life of someone struggling with infertility, so that you might better know how to encourage them through these difficult times. I also pray that this blog will help other women struggling in this area to know that you are not alone! There is a river of peace that is found in Christ that can help you through even the darkest of circumstances, I promise!