Guest Post: Mix and Match Mama
On January 16, 2008, I was ready to start the IVF procedure. My doctor called and said for me to take a routine pregnancy test before I began my meds (something I did frequently…they wouldn’t write a prescription until they knew for sure I wasn’t pregnant). During my lunch break, I grabbed a pregnancy test and decided to take it at work so that my doctor would call in my prescription. I took it…and it was positive.
Then…God thought he would really make his point clear, and on June 5, 2009, I found out I was pregnant again…and I had a 6 month old.
After all of that money…all of that trying…all of the doctor appointments…all of the prayers…God gave me two freebies. Kensington and Smith came on the Lord’s terms…on the Lord’s time…and it was exactly what I needed. I just didn’t know it before.
I am a big believer in fertility doctors…please don’t get me wrong. I was blessed with wonderful doctors that loved me and cared for me and did everything they could to try and help me get pregnant. But the bottom line is…they could use all of the medicine in the world and create the absolute most perfect conditions for conception but unless God wants to bring a human being into this world, nothing they do can create a baby.
Even though I’m five years past infertility, I still have a huge heart for moms that can’t conceive. I don’t care whether you’re trying to have your first or your fifth…whether you’ve been trying two months or 10 years, I have an aching heart for you. I pray for each and every woman that emails me about their struggles. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry for your pain. I wish I could tell you that one day, you’ll conceive a child but I just can’t. What I can tell you is that God is in control…the Lord loves you so much…and he has never left the plan for your life. Trust in the Lord and he will bless you more than you could ever know.
My two favorite scriptures are Jeremiah 29: 11, “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”. And I also love the Message’s version of Ephesians 3:20. “God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams.”
My husband and I announced on Friday, that we are so thrilled to be expanding our family by one more…
We are in the process of adopting a little girl from another country. God has always known that our family would include two biological kids and one little girl from somewhere else. God knew exactly what we needed…and he knows what you need too. Trust in Him. He will always guide your path.
Lots of love!
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