About Me

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!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Rejoice with those who rejoice

Baby,

There is something that you will learn as you grow up and get older. I am still learning this more and more every day. There are times in life when certain commands from God are more difficult than others. For example, when I was a kid, the command to honor my father and mother was much more difficult than it was when I got older. But there is one command in the Bible that I never even really considered a command. Because it didn't come across as something that would ever be difficult to do.

Romans 12:15 says, "Rejoice with those who rejoice"

Doesn't seem like it would be too hard, right?

For some reason, this command has been my biggest struggle over the past couple of months. Possibly because everywhere I look, there are people rejoicing over the one thing that your daddy and I are dying to have. I might be able to outwardly "rejoice" with others that are pregnant, but it has been so difficult for me to truly rejoice with them like I am commanded to in this verse.

At times I only want to obey the part of this verse that says "and weep with those who weep". At times I just want people to cry with me, or for me. At times I just want to be sad. But in those moments, your daddy always reminds me that one day we will be able to rejoice for ourselves. Whether it's because we find out we are pregnant with you, or we find out we are adopting you; our rejoicing will be so sweet. Sweeter than I could ever have imagined. Sweeter than if we had gotten pregnant on the exact day we "planned" for it to happen. Sweeter than if we had gotten pregnant after 2 months, or 3 months, or 6 months. I cannot wait for that perfectly, predestined day to come!

In the meantime, I will continue to pray that my rejoicing for others will not only be outward rejoicing, but that I would be able to truly rejoice with others, even if they are rejoicing over something that I want but have not yet gotten.

I love you more with every passing day, and I cannot wait to teach you these life lessons that God is teaching me through all of this!

- mommy


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