Month: April 2017

The Sum of Our Infertility Story!

The sum of our journey with infertility  (so far) was not an easy post for me to write. As me and my husband were talking about our journey it became painfully obvious that our desire has yet to be fulfilled. It hurts knowing we are not closer to our dream after a few years….

Our journey starts with us being okay if we didn’t have kids right away. We didn’t think much of it when we didn’t get pregnant right away because of that fact. Around our one year anniversary my cycle acted up like crazy, which ended up with a trip to the emergency room. I ended up being treated for cysts. At that time the doctor also ended up testing me for ovulation knowing that me and my husband were trying to conceive at that point, and the results were negative. That’s when we got our first prescription for Clomid which we decided not to use as we were not ready to try any other methods yet. We didn’t know( or think) that our journey would be far from over.

Since my cycle kept bothering me I went to another doctor who referred me to an Infertility doctor saying it could take up to six months (maybe more) to get in. Surprisingly I think it only took a bit over a month.

So we met with the Fertility Dr. and got our answer back after some tedious, uncomfortable  and sometimes  painful tests. I wasn’t ovulating….which we already knew!

We decided to try Clomid. I went through two rounds of Clomid and sadly no success.

Today we are hoping, praying, waiting for our little blessing, keeping busy and doing our best to work for God’s kingdom!♡

With love, The Hopeful Wife

 

# Keep Listening

Hello again. In the spirit of national infertility awareness week(NIAW) im going to  post a short encouragement/prayer  while I’m working on other posts!

Today I’m going to encourage you to take into prayer those who are struggling with infertility. Infertility so often feels like a journey that your going through alone, and that is not the case. I have been constantly amazed in the last while about how many people I have talked to had been struggling with infertility at one point in their life.  So the way I see it is the more people that share their story the better! 

Need more encouragement than this? Go to Ayla and Calebs YouTube channel and watch their video for NIAW . It of course is called You are not alone | # LISTEN UP!

God, today I’m going to ask you to come in to all the hearts of all those struggling with infertility. God this is not something that is easy to go through but we know that you have a plan for it. So while we are waiting for our heaven sent blessing, we will praise You! May we count each day as one day closer to our answered prayers.   In Jesus Name with love and thanksgiving. AMEN.

With love… The Hopeful Wife

 

 

 

# LISTEN UP

Hey everyone. I’m writing today to talk to you about something important especially to me. This coming week April 23rd to 29th is National Infertility Awareness Week! So this week I’m asking you to be  brave and to share your story! Spread awareness about infertility, how difficult it can be,and how important it is for us to receive prayers for this. Our infertility story should never be something to be ashamed about and not something to be hidden behind closed doors. So this week share your story, post something about infertitilty awareness in your status, or simply comment below with your story! And for all of you out there who knows someone struggling with infertility, please show your support as well. If you want some great banners to post to support this etc. go to www.resolve.org for some downloadable images.

This week I’m also hoping to dive further into our infertility journey.

I cannot tell you when this struggle will be over. I can however do my best to share my journey to let you know you are not alone. More importantly I want to remind you  (and myself) that God hasn’t left us. He hears our prayers and desires and catches every tear we cry( Psalm56:8).

Be prayerful and trust that God will answer your prayers.

Hitherto have ye asked nothing In my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.     John16:24

Don’t give up. Keep faith.

With love, The Hopeful Wife

Stay at Home Mom? Is this God’s Plan for Me?


Has any of you ever felt unsure, uncertain of God’s plan for your life? 

Today was one of those days for me anyway.

I married young and am the mother of two beautiful children. Ones that I love with all my heart but today I questioned if this is really what my life is supposed to be….. a stay at home mom. Isn’t there supposed to be more to my life? 

I started thinking- what if we had decided to wait longer to get married, what if we had waited longer to have children, what if this, what if that…. I started doubting God had a special plan for my life.

  And honestly right now I’m not sure what that is. I can’t find any great awesome reasons as to why my life is what it is right now. Or give you an inspirational comparison or encouragement…it’s just the raw truth. Sometimes in the midst of motherhood when things are rough, we wonder and we doubt. Maybe not all of us but I know I sure do…..

And I think it’s ok to admit that. I’m not saying it’s ok to dwell in “what ifs” or “what could have beens” but sometimes it does cross our minds. I think we need to talk about it. To God, to our husbands, to our friends……open up and share our struggles. Usually they are more than willing to give a word of encouragement. Especially God

And you know what sometimes it might not help and we still might not understand, especially when we are buried in laundry, a messy house and screaming children. But I trust that the Lord has a plan that will someday be revealed to me. And it will be beautiful. And I feel part of that plan is to stay at home with my children for now. Even when I feel like my life should be more… Even if I don’t see any beauty or divine purpose to it tonight. 

God’s plan is perfect!

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28 NKJV

With love,

The Mennonite Wife ❤