i hope that everyone is enjoying their Christmas! i just love this time of year, especially all the good food and spending time with our families. this Christmas has become very special for clay and i.
for those of you that know me personally or have read my blog you that my struggle with infertility has been a roller-coaster ride of emotions for me and my husband. for the last 2+ years clay and i have prayed for the chance to become parents. when we were told back in september by our doctor that we only had 3 tries with follistim injections and iui's i must admit we were scared to death. we knew that if we did not get pregnant within those 3 tries our journey with infertility treatments was over. our next option on the list was ivf and we knew that was something we could not afford.
when i started my treatments on november 13th, clay and i made the decision to begin praying together everyday for the first time. please know that during the last 2 years we've prayed as individuals but we've never prayed together. our prayers were always for God's will, not ours and we truly believed that with all of our hearts. i remember the day we had our iui and as we waited for the nurse we prayed in that room for God to be with us and to keep His hands upon us. that was such an emotional day for me.
clay and i have remained faithful in praying together since that day and i am happy to announce... on decemeber 9th i took a test and...
this is truly a MIRACLE from God! everyday clay and i prayed that when i got pregnant God would receive all the glory and He has. words cannot express how excited we are. there have been so many tears shed over the last two weeks. we shared the news with our families today and what a Christmas gift it was for them.
this is somewhat a bittersweet time for me. my heart is breaking in sharing my news because so many of you are still waiting for your turn. i want you to know that clay and i have prayed for each one of you since that day and will continue to pray for you and the MIRACLE that our God will do for you.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind. Proverbs 3:5
i want to thank each and every person that has prayed for clay and i. this journey has been long and we have felt each and every prayer the whole way. i hope to thank each one of you in person one day. you all mean the world to us.
For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27