Taking a Break

It’s time for a break. I have been charting and taking my temperature for over 2 years now. Thanks to the app I have, it has made it easy, but I feel like lately the Lord is telling me to take a break. Not only from charting, but ovulation kits and acupuncture too.

We know to get pregnant it’s going to take a miracle. We know that miracle is coming soon. He really doesn’t need our help. He doesn’t care what temperature my thermometer reads or how bad or what days I have cramps. He really doesn’t care what time of the day we have intercourse. It’s going to happen by the power of prayer and our faith in Him. I just feel that the Lord has told me to stop. Stop taking my temperature every morning, stop trying to time intercourse based on what a strip says, stop tracking every symptom, and stop going to acupuncture.

This might be for a month and this might be for longer we aren’t sure yet, but I’m just a week in and it’s already been a big relief. I need to spend more time with Him, and less time obsessing over every little symptom. I’m surrendering every last bit of control I was hanging on to, and letting the Lord know, it’s in the palm of His hands!!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 18:09h, 08 August Reply

    It takes so much strength to surrender control. I admire you for that courage. I truly hope that this break turns into that miracle you truly deserve. xo

  • Kailey Birkeland
    Posted at 18:28h, 08 August Reply

    I’m so proud of you. This takes tons of courage and a lot of peace. I promise, The Lord is faithful and he will meet you where you are… He will go more than half way, the Bible says. Bring on the freedom!!! :))) He has got YOU!

  • Em
    Posted at 18:29h, 08 August Reply

    Wow, Caroline. I just don’t have the courage, faith or grace that you have. I wish I did. I am constantly amazed by the way you use your fertility to pull yourself nearer and nearer to God. I hope that this time off is a sweet respite.

  • Kasey Attianese
    Posted at 20:05h, 08 August Reply

    You are amazing Caroline!

  • Gypsy Mama
    Posted at 20:18h, 08 August Reply

    Like the other ladies said, it takes a lot of courage to let go. Good for you!

  • jeni perkins
    Posted at 20:37h, 08 August Reply

    Thank you for inspiring us with your courage to follow His will!! I just recently started following your blog and the Lord is perfect in His timing… I needed to hear what you wrote today!

    I hold strong to His promise is Psalms 113:9- “He makes the barren woman to be a homemaker and a joyful mother of [spiritual] children. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)”…

    His word says that we are made to be joyful mothers of His children… be of strong faith and know that God rejoicing your decision to fully trust Him!!


  • Marianne
    Posted at 21:16h, 08 August Reply

    Good for you! Even if it isn’t forever it is sooo healthy to take a step back from the charting for awhile.

  • Aubrey
    Posted at 21:40h, 08 August Reply

    I say it all the time, but I’ll say it again: your unwavering faith is to be envied, truly! You are SO strong!

  • Nathalie Willmott
    Posted at 21:54h, 08 August Reply

    Awesome step of faith! xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 22:17h, 08 August Reply

    Great plan! It is such a relief to stop obsessing over every little thing and depend on the Lord. Enjoy your time drawing closer to Him!

  • Emily
    Posted at 23:32h, 08 August Reply

    You deserve an award for temping that long girl! What a relief to step away from the thermometer most of all! Enjoy the time off from tracking every little thing.

  • wishingwales
    Posted at 23:40h, 08 August Reply

    Praying faithfully for your miracle!

  • Megan @ EphesiansWife
    Posted at 23:44h, 08 August Reply

    Wow! This is seriously amazing! I know it must be so hard, but God is faithful and has a plan for you that goes beyond anything you could ever imagine. Praying the peace of God can transcend your understanding! Thanks for your passion for Him above all else…what an encouragement!

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 01:50h, 09 August Reply

    It’s GOOD to have a break isn’t it? I hope you’re able to enjoy it and rest in God’s peace! I’m so glad to read your faith. It’s an inspiration!

  • Candace
    Posted at 03:59h, 09 August Reply

    I’ve so been there. Maybe am there right now. It is not easy to let go because in the world of infertility, we can easily feel that race against time. Letting go means we’re not doing all we can to win that race! Or so it feels at times. But really, as you clearly know, letting go–when it’s something God is calling us to–is more important than anything else. Because ultimately it’s obedience.

    I hope you receive overwhelming joy and peace during this break. May God continue to guide each step of your life.

  • Mrs. E
    Posted at 13:54h, 09 August Reply

    Enjoy the break, you deserve it! It takes so much strength to let go, and I admire you for it. I, too, believe that your miracle will come soon!

  • Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy
    Posted at 23:15h, 10 August Reply

    That is the approach we have been taking for awhile. Its mighty tempting, especially when everyone wants to throw in their advice on what you aren’t trying. But, God is faithful. His plans for your life will take place in HIS timing, not the ovulation strip’s. Proud of you and praying for you.

  • Charity
    Posted at 14:51h, 11 August Reply

    I agree with the first comment it takes so much strength to surrender control. You’ve got me thinking once again. Praying for you use your free time to be closer to Him than ever before.

  • alie
    Posted at 01:08h, 12 August Reply

    Enjoy your break! It is so freeing to not keep track of every little thing. When I quit charting, I regained so much more calm in my life; I hope the same happens for you 🙂

  • Char
    Posted at 16:36h, 12 August Reply

    Just found your blog! I’m a new follower 🙂 It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one struggling with this! -Char

  • bmeleski2
    Posted at 01:51h, 22 August Reply

    You go Girl. You are so strong and such an inspiration.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 08:24h, 24 August Reply

    So proud of you! Love you lots and lots and thankful for how God is leading you and for how you’re listening and heeding his word. It’s hard… (and I’m super stubborn, so I’m with you on giving up control!) Rest in him, dear friend.

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