Moms In the Making

Remember the Infertility Support Group I started? Well time has flown by and we just finished our last meeting of our summer study.

Why is the title of this post, ‘Moms In the Making?’ The Lord has been doing a lot of things in my life lately, but one of them is teaching me only to speak life and truth over our bodies and our current situation. I no longer say I am infertile, but I am completely fertile. Colby and I have been claiming this truth over our situation and our bodies daily. When I shared this with the group, one of the sweet girls came back the following week, saying that we would no longer be called an ‘Infertility Support Group’, but ‘Moms in the Making’. I loved it! I love her faith and I 100% agree. We are all Mom’s in the Making and the Lord is just prepping us for that perfect time.

The group was amazing. There were a total of 7 girls. All from different backgrounds and all different stories. Some in their 20’s. Some in their 40’s. Some with both male and female factor. Those who have gotten a positive pregnancy test and those who haven’t. All with a different story, but we came together as one. We all understood the desire and the difficulty while waiting. I think most, if not all, of the girls would join me in saying it was such a blessing for all of us. We spent a lot of good time in prayer, discussion over our Pregnant with Hope book, and shared praises and prayer requests.

The biggest blessing was both last week and last night, when we got our first and second (miracle) pregnancy announcements from two of the girls. Both were beautiful testimonies and I still get chills when I think about it. God was, and still is, doing big things with these girls and this group.
After being reminded throughout the study that it’s not just us who suffer, but our husbands who desire to be dad’s too, we decided we should all get together so everyone could meet. All the ladies and the husbands had a lunch this past weekend. It was a blessing to get us all in the same room. And, it gave us an opportunity to discuss other things besides pregnancy tests, blood results, etc. We finally just ‘got to know each other’. It was great to meet all the husbands who we have been praying for too.

We aren’t sure what the future looks like, but for those who are still interested, we are going to take a break for the month of August, and then meet back up in the fall as well as open up the group to more girls. The husbands might start meeting too.

I think how good God has been to Colby and me while He has us in this trial. And after the conclusion of this summer study, I realize now that one of the biggest blessings of being on this journey is the sweet friendships that have been formed with these ladies. I am forever grateful.

  • Infertile625
    Posted at 18:32h, 01 August Reply

    Oh I love it! I wish we lived near you (where ever that is) so we could be a part of this fabulous support network! How special!

  • TheWord OfANerd
    Posted at 19:02h, 01 August Reply

    Aww this is so wonderful to hear. I love how God is working in your group and how you guys are forming relationships with the people in the group. I am especially delighted to hear about integrating the men. I find that sometimes the husbands get left out.

    I am currently reading a book called Supernatural Childbirth. While the title talks about childbirth the author shares about how she captured her words and changed them around so they would enhance her faith. She began to speak more positively and to speak life over her body. I have begun praying over my body and over my husband’s body and stopped calling myself infertile, this post was truly a confirmation for the things ahead.

  • nogoodeggs
    Posted at 19:39h, 01 August Reply

    same for me. I have been facilitating my Resolve group for almost a year now, and I don’t know what I would do without my girls! They are now some ofthe closest and most important people to me!

  • Amy
    Posted at 20:04h, 01 August Reply

    Wonderful! I was hoping for an update about this group. God is amazing in providing just what we need, like new friendships, support from others, etc. I am so glad that you had the boldness to step out in faith to start this group.

  • Marianne
    Posted at 20:28h, 01 August Reply

    Oh what a great group that sounds like!!!

  • Bridget Pitney
    Posted at 20:49h, 01 August Reply

    I love reading your updates.

  • Nathalie Willmott
    Posted at 21:01h, 01 August Reply

    That is the biggest thing I learnt through my journey, was changing my mindset and the power of words. Instead speaking healing and fruitfulness over my life was a big shift for me, smashing away the label of an infertile and taking that of a fertile woman.

    Because in Genesis God spoke and the world was created – through his words.

    Matthew 17:20 says that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain move from here to there and it will nothing is impossible for you.

    Abraham was asked to sacrifice his only son Isaac who had been promised to him after years of infertility, he obey what was asked of him, standing on the promises of God, that he would have a son (and be a father of the nations). On the way up to the mountain Isaac asked his father, we have the wood and fire but where is the lamb? Abraham spoke out (prophetically) that God will provide. On the mountain as he was about to sacrifice his son he saw a ram caught in the thickets.

    I think this is such an important part of living in faith, not living in the realms of this world but speaking out the truth over your life. Inheritance is given because Jesus died for our sins, there will be times when we need to fight for our inheritance.

    It’s so awesome that you have found such amazing friendships through this, what a great support network! xx

  • Emily
    Posted at 22:00h, 01 August Reply

    Yay! Moms in the Making is a perfect name! How awesome that you get to connect with people dealing with similar things, and not even a group formed in a doctor’s office (like most IF support groups) but in your own church where you all share the same beliefs. That is just awesome! I bet those women (and their husbands) are so thankful you started it!!

  • Becky
    Posted at 22:03h, 01 August Reply

    How awesome to have a group like that! Talk about support! And I love the name of the group, that’s awesome! 🙂

  • Perfect Power in Weakness
    Posted at 01:19h, 02 August Reply

    Wow! Just wow. How simply awesome it is that you can come together and be made stronger in your faith and stronger in your journey to motherhood. The devil has nothing on any of you. Praise be to God for being such amazing witnesses for Jesus despite your struggles.

  • bmeleski2
    Posted at 01:56h, 02 August Reply

    I love it! Moms in the Making! :)I think I want to start a group at my church like this!

  • Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples
    Posted at 02:20h, 02 August Reply

    Mom’s in the Making is the best because it is so hopeful and positive. Is it a virtual group or in-person?

  • Aubrey
    Posted at 11:20h, 02 August Reply

    Moms in the making… I LOVE this!

  • dspence
    Posted at 12:35h, 02 August Reply

    Wow, what an incredible blessing! The group (and the name) sounds fantastic. I’m so glad that everything came together for the group, that these women have drawn closer to each other and the Lotd, and that the husbands were able to get involved! So excited for you and for what God is doing!

  • Kasey Attianese
    Posted at 13:02h, 02 August Reply

    The group sounds wonderful! I love the name its so much more uplifting than “infertile”.

  • Susan Yoga
    Posted at 09:19h, 02 August Reply

    That moment is really awesome, that they are preg. A good piece of work with this blog, really you are doing a great job for those are Infertile Pregnancy. Keep sharing and writing.

  • Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy
    Posted at 18:34h, 02 August Reply

    I really want to start a similar support group in my area. I would love to know more about how you structured your group, what you talked about, was it through your church, etc. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanks!

  • Amy
    Posted at 18:46h, 02 August Reply

    I love that! Moms in waiting is so much more positive! You are always so encouraging! Thank you for sharing!

  • Amy
    Posted at 18:47h, 02 August Reply

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  • Hoping to be Hope's mama.
    Posted at 19:41h, 05 August Reply

    Thnak you for sharing! The minute I read this, it clicked in me of how true this is! I do not want to label myself infertile coz in that, I have not trusted what God can do for me in terms of fertility. Thanks again and God Bless!

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