Five years ago we set out to start our family. Little did we know, as we made that decision with fear in our eyes, how great God’s love would be and how deeply we’d need to lean into Him, the One True God.
We tossed out the birth control six months after we got married and expected to be blessed with a bundle of joy, sooner than later.
These five years have given us a front seat on the wildest roller coaster of our lives; month after month of failed pregnancy tests, prayers and pleading for the opportunity to be parents, many days of sobbing on the bathroom floor; and God was there…
After two years of trying to conceive and no baby, we felt the Lord nudging us towards foster care and adoption. In 2010 we took all of the necessary steps towards becoming foster parents. At the end of the year we found ourselves heartbroken at the reality of not being chosen to parent a beautiful two year old little boy. That day we closed the decorated bedroom door and prayed for the Lord to heal our hearts; and He was there…
The New Year brought new hope as we placed our family profile with a private adoption agency. Little did we know that by the end of January, we would be the proud parents of our beautiful Moriah Faith; and God was there…
Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
In November of 2011 I went to the doctor for horrible abdominal pain. In that one day, our four years of fervent prayer became a reality and ended in an ectopic pregnancy. The heartache we endured from the loss of our first biological child was a pain unmatched; but God was there…
On Christmas day we decided to move forward with the adoption of Moriah’s biological brother who was due to be born in May 2012. We rallied our family and friends from church and we set out to bring our little boy home. We raised every bit of money we needed and were prepared to travel to Florida when we received the call every adoptive parent fears. Our birthmother had the baby and decided to keep him; but God was there…
At the age of 26, I can tell you that the last five years of my life have been the most difficult and most rewarding, ever. I have walked through the infertility and adoption fire and I have come out with a testimony befitting to the One True God.
Friend, I know your pain and I know your sorrow. I know the tears you shed today as the pregnancy test read negative, again. I know the joy you felt today as you held your newly adopted blessing in your arms. I know the literal heartache you felt as the sonogram showed no heartbeat. And, friend, I know the pain you felt today as your birthmother chose to keep the baby you prayed so fervently for.
More importantly, God knows your tears, He knows your heartache, He knows your pain. And He sent his one and only Son to restore it all and to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)!
Friends, I pray that you know how deeply the Creator of this universe loves and cares for you; today, tomorrow, and always.
In sorrow, in joy, in heartache, and pain. He.is.enough.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
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