If you follow me on facebook I recently mentioned that I’d be sharing my little secret. Today’s the day I’m ready to share.
I apologize if you came here looking for a weight loss secret. Because I don’t have one. Yes, I have lost some weight recently. But that’s not what this is about.
What I do have to share is my journey with infertility and my story of God’s love.
Over the last seven years my husband and I have gone through the joys and sorrows that come with infertility. God has blessed us with two amazing children. But we have also been through seven rounds of in-vitro fertilization and dealt with many disappointments.
In June of last year we went through a miscarriage after what we had hoped was our last round of IVF.
That left us in confusion. Where do we go from here?
It took a while, but God gave us the answer. In fact, he was giving us the answer before we even started our last round of IVF.
Throughout 2013 God was allowing changes in my life that I didn’t even realize. Just little steps that seemed irrelevant at the time. But they added up to big changes.
Even heartache, frustration and confusion led to big changes that I could not have made on my own.
I will share all of the details of my healing journey over the last year very soon. There is a lot to share!!
But that’s not really what this post is about either.
This post is about my one little secret that I’ve been waiting to share. And it hasn’t been an easy wait.
This post is about the Christmas miracle that God gave us.
Here is a picture of my daughter opening her last Christmas present. I have been waiting to share this photo. The expression on her face when she learns our secret captures our feelings better than any words ever could.
God is so good. God can and does do miracles. God has given us another chance when we thought our chances were over.
Today I’m beyond excited to share my little secret. My miracle secret that will be joining our family at the end of August.
After years of both male and female infertility, round after round of treatments, I am pregnant with baby #3…conceived naturally.
We are so amazed and so thankful. God is awesome!! He gives us hope when we think all hope is lost.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
And just in case you were still wondering about the weight loss. I don’t really recommend spending most of your time laying on the couch, eating small amounts of whatever you can manage…mostly junk food. It really isn’t the way to go. But I’m thankful I get to do it. I just hope I start feeling a little better soon. And then I’ll be back in the kitchen and sharing recipes again. Thanks for being patient while I hid my secret.