Taking a break – Update

I can’t believe it’s already been 6-7ish months since we decided to take a break. We completely stopped doing all the textbook things you are supposed to do to make a baby (besides, of course, the obvious).

There has been a complete realm of freedom. It was so clear that the Lord led us to trust Him and ever since it’s been such a relief. I don’t know what CD I’m on, I have no idea when i’m ovulating, and I don’t really know much about my body right now. As said before, the Lord doesn’t need our help. He is the God of the impossible and He can and will bring us our babies on His time, without any help from us. It’s funny, I never realized how I was trying to control things until after we took a break.

There is so much freedom, the same freedom I talked about Monday, when we gave our journey to becoming parents 100% to Him. My hands are wide open and ready to receive. The best part is that when we announce we are pregnant, He will get 100% of the glory! Just as He desires!


  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 08:20h, 12 February Reply

    Wow-6 months!?!? It doesn’t feel like that at all! We are doing the same and it has been amazing! The control freak in me wants to track, chart, and take data to be the most successful, but I have been given such peace in laying it at the feet of my King and trusting His perfect timing in it all. Thank you so much for being my encouragement to continue to trust when it seems difficult and when my flesh wants to take over. I am so thankful for you sister πŸ™‚

  • dspence
    Posted at 08:44h, 12 February Reply

    So glad that you are continuing to experience His peace during your break. Can’t wait to praise God with you!

  • Robyn
    Posted at 09:07h, 12 February Reply

    ahh isn’t it so freeing to hand things over to the Lord and just trust in His timing? i love your heart & your faith sweet friend!!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 09:28h, 12 February Reply

    Can’t wait till that announcement. What a happy day indeed, dear friend. πŸ™‚

  • Mrs. Lost
    Posted at 13:12h, 12 February Reply

    Prayers friend!

  • Elisha
    Posted at 15:42h, 12 February Reply

    xoxoxo It truly is a place of freedom. I get asked all of the time how come I don’t “freak out”…don’t get me wrong, I do have fears and doubts at times because the enemy doesn’t stop leaving you alone, but it’s what we do with them once they hit.

    I am like you, I never know what calendar day I am on unless I sit down and look at the calendar. I would rather not know. love ya!!

  • Evangeline
    Posted at 17:18h, 12 February Reply

    Caroline, my experience was very similar. My husband and I were both engineers, planning (and controlling) ALL the details of our lives. When infertility reared its ugly head, we eventually reached the point of letting go and allowing God to do what only He can do. We experienced His great love, peace, and joy during the waiting and then God did an Ephesians 3:20 work– I delivered 3 babies over a 6 year period! He gets all the glory for helping our marriage thrive during the challenge and for the healthy pregnancies and deliveries. Trusting Him always brings the best!

  • Amy
    Posted at 19:16h, 12 February Reply

    So glad you are receiving peace during this time! Ian so excited for that announcement!! Lots of love to you!

  • Emily (eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com)
    Posted at 19:24h, 12 February Reply

    Isn’t that always the truth? We don’t realize how much we’re trying to do xyz until we make a conscious choice to STOP doing it! What a great way to reflect and grow. I’m proud of you. You continue to inspire me. xo πŸ™‚

  • Jessah
    Posted at 00:56h, 13 February Reply

    You’re always such an inspiration. I’d love to chat with more about this topic because I always struggle with this. Does trusting Him mean we shouldn’t seek medical help? One would get chemo to treat cancer and also pray that it works and God heals them. Right? So how do reconcile moving forward and taking action it still trusting in his plan and timing. Just love growing from your insights…

  • Aubrey
    Posted at 07:58h, 13 February Reply

    Your strength truly inspires me daily! XOXO

  • mrs. e
    Posted at 23:32h, 13 February Reply

    Your positive attitude, as always, is such an inspiration πŸ™‚ I just know good things are coming to you!

  • Logan
    Posted at 08:33h, 14 February Reply

    Such a wonderful testimony! Praying for you each day!

  • Angela
    Posted at 15:27h, 14 February Reply

    You guys are such an inspiration! Praying for your journey, friend. I know that you know this already–but I knowww God will do great things with your story. πŸ™‚

  • Morgan Brooks
    Posted at 14:20h, 15 February Reply

    When we follow in obedience of what he’s asking of us is SO freeing. AND I love that it always looks so different for each one of us, depending on the season He has us in. Love it. I am so glad the Lord has provided so much peace and comfort and you are trusting and walking closely to Him. LOVE this! God is doing a great work in you. It’s a blessing and fun to be able to watch and see it all play out! XOX love ya girl!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 23:29h, 17 February Reply

    such a beautiful and honest post. i’m just starting out my ‘trying to have babies’ part of life, and i’m already surprised how.. well.. out of my hands it is. the twists and turns and surprises are … well.. surprising. thanks for reminding me that the best thing to do is pray and hope for the best and know that what’s meant to be will happen ‘in-due-time’ πŸ™‚

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