Skip to main content

SETTING THE COURSE

As some of you may or may not know, JP and I have been on a three year journey to become parents to a sweet little babe. We've prayed, hoped, and dreamt. We've experienced pregnancy, loss, tumors, and infertility. At times, life has been incredibly painful but God is so gracious to us. One of the biggest lessons we've learned thus far is letting go and trusting. Letting go of our plans and embracing God's plan, and believing that God knows what is best for us. He is teaching us, day by day, what it means to wait on Him. If this isn't perfect timing (!) KLove's scripture of the day is this: 

"Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD." Psalm 27:14

He's a good father, and perfect in all of His ways. Though none of us want to endure suffering, it is in those "valley" or "desert" times that Jesus takes us deeper in our relationship with Him.

Before you ask, the answer is no we are not pregnant. And likely we won't be for a little while, and that's ok. I share this with you because we have renewed hope in this journey to parenthood. We are holding onto God's promises and believing in His timing. About five months ago, it was suggested to me by my gynecologist that infertility testing was the next step for us, but we both felt it wasn't time yet. Two weeks ago my sweet husband agreed with me that it was time for an infertility consultation and testing through our naturopathic physician. Both of us have had our consultations and without going into much detail here on the blog, we are beginning to understand a little bit about our infertility. We have started the testing process and I'll be getting those first results tomorrow. Will you consider praying for us as we start this process? We don't know how long we'll travel down this road but we have peace and hope in Jesus. And for that, I am forever grateful.

I'm not sure why this sky made me pull over. Maybe it was hearing the positive news from my doctor the night before, maybe it was the fact that I had a fresh hope in my heart or maybe it was the fact that it was simply a Friday and the weekend was here. Regardless, this sky moved me. Thought I'd share.


Hope you have a great day. Be blessed.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Dresser turned TV stand makeover!

Tonight, I am so excited to share with you what hubby has been working on for the last few months in his spare time.  Let me preface by saying that we've had our TV hanging on the wall above our fire place since we purchased it about a year ago.  And though I liked it there and it fit well, it wasn't exactly what I had in mind.  You see, while the TV is on and you're sitting on the sofa curled up in a warm blanket drinking hot tea, you can't have the gas fireplace running.  Not only do I use the TV for viewing movies and television shows, but I listen to a lot of music through it.  I love our fireplace but would love it more if I could use it!  So to solve that problem I was on a mission to find a nice TV stand.
After searching online and finding a lot of great furniture options, I realized I didn't really want to spend any money.  We had a dresser gifted to my husband years ago that we were planning on selling or donating but I really wanted to find a new use for i…

Homemade Mod Podge

We all know how expensive Mod Podge is at the craft store, right?  And since there are so many projects which use it, I thought I could find a homemade version online.  Love pinterest!  This is seriously the easiest DIY project I have ever done.
Supplies: A Jar (I rescued an empty Tostitos Creamy Spinach Dip Jar YUMMM which was on its way out to be recycled)Elmer's White Glue (I used two 4 fl oz bottles)Water Before I made the Mod Podge, I washed out the jar and spray painted the lid silver.  I also took off the label from the jar and did my best to get rid of all of the adhesive (first tried a paper towel and rubbing alcohol, but it didn't work and then I tried olive oil and it worked like a charm). Instructions: Empty glue into jarFill the empty glue bottle with water and pour into the new jar with the glue  (Ideally, you want 50% glue and 50% water)Shake, Shake, SHAKE the jar That's it!  You have made homemade mod podge!  EASY PEASY!
You can get a little fancy and create a lab…

TWO YEARS | remembering our miscarriage

We all have that day. The day when our world changed forever. For us, it was the day we lost our little one. I don't cry much anymore, but I remember. The pain isn't raw as it once was, but I will never forget.
I remember the day I found out I was pregnant. The day I told my husband he was a daddy to be. I remember the dreams we had for this baby. Our hopes. Our plans. Our future. I remember our normally un-snuggly dog coming up to me and nuzzling her head under my arm pit, resting her head on my belly as if she knew there was a little life growing inside of me. I remember the prayers. So many prayers. We prayed every night for this baby of ours. For their future. For their health. For their life. The unbelievable love.
The warmth of the sun and the smell in the air.
I remember the darkness descending. The blood. The emergency room. The tests. The feelings of fear. The spoken words. The reality dawning. The unimaginable pain.
The surgery.
The pain isn't raw as it once was…