Fertility issues. Ugh! No one thinks they will fall victim to it but it happens, it doesn’t discriminate, and it doesn’t care who you are! It happens more than you think and I bet you know at least 1 person who struggles with it. 1 in 4 people suffer with infertility! Isn’t that mind blowing?!
One thing Justin and I have learned over the past 5 years is that being a Mom or a Dad or having fertility issues does not DEFINE you! Although some may disagree, having a child does not complete you and is not your sole purpose in life. It took me a long time to say those words out loud, let alone believe them. But, I can confidently say now that we wholeheartedly BELIEVE it! Justin and I know that our sole purpose in life is to glorify Christ and spread the Word of God. With that said, just because we believe that being a parent doesn’t define us doesn’t mean that we don’t desire that role. We want to be parents more than anything and we also believe God gave us this desire!
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
We have always known we will be parents one day and although it may not look “traditional” to some, it doesn’t matter to us! We simply want God’s will for our lives, not ours… whatever that may be… however it looks. We will continue to trust Him and not lose faith!
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Infertility is also nothing to be ashamed of. There are so many people going through it and all kinds of resources to help you along your journey! We believe it is so important to share our story. If by sharing our story we can help just one person even if it’s just through encouragement that will bring us so much joy!
We want to share with you a few details of what all we have personally experienced over the past 5 years:
•OBGYN: blood work and all kinds of other testing for Justin as well as myself, 3 failed IUI’s
•Fertility Specialist #1: medication and the beginning stages of IVF, they said I was perfectly fine and that Justin had a couple of issues
•Fertility Specialist #2: more bloodwork and testing done, they said Justin was perfectly fine and I was diagnosed with Stage 3 endometriosis, surgery, medication
Even though we have gone through what we have we still remain thankful because it could always be so much worse! We know God can use us for His greater good!
Thank y’all for staying tuned and reading our blog! We appreciate your prayers, love, and encouragement. We feel them and are so encouraged by them!