God has definitely taught us a lot about infertility during the first eight years of our marriage. Our journey through infertility has given us a heart for those going through the same or similar struggles we went through. If you are going through infertility and have any questions at all, or just need some encouragement or would share your journey with us so that we can pray for you and with you, please feel free to comment or email us. We would love to share in your journey and give you any and all advice we can! I will try and add new links here as I find articles related to infertility that I find relevant. Here is the short version of our journey:
After seven years of trying to get pregnant without success, my husband had already reached the point where he was sure that God would not allow us to have children of our own. I always knew that God would give us biological children. I didn't know how, and I was tired, so tired of trying, but I knew that He had promised and that He always keeps His promises. We had gone through some fertility treatment and testing, but every time we felt we were getting close to actually becoming pregnant, there was another road bump in our way. All my life, all I ever wanted to be was a mom. Yes, I had big dreams of becoming a doctor which is why I took Latin in high school (yes, I was determined!), but when I met the man who would become my husband one day, I knew that I wanted to be a mama as soon as I could. When we got married, we just knew that we would start our family soon. But God had different and much bigger plans for us. We finished college and started our careers. I became a nanny for a doctor's family. I was able to work for this special family until God gave us children on our own. Their children, especially the youngest who was born while I was working for them, are very precious to us. I learned a lot about being a mama because their faith they had in me to entrust their children to me. We still share a very special bond, and they have been and continue to be so good to us. Eight years later, without any medical intervention, I took a pregnancy test - something I had done many times before. I was sure that it would be negative, but I just had to know for sure. :-) When I came back to it, I was in disbelief! It was positive! It was a miracle beyond any description. We were ecstatic. God blessed us with a beautiful, perfect daughter. A year later without even trying to get pregnant, we found out we were expecting our second daughter. Only four months after her birth, we were pregnant with our third daughter. Two months after our third daughter was born, I got pregnant again, but quickly miscarried. The very next month, I got pregnant again with our fourth daughter but I was in denial. I did not even take a pregnancy test until I was 18 weeks pregnant! :-) And then there were four little miracles in our home in less than four years from when God first made us a family. God made the impossible, possible! We are sooooooooo blessed!