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Monday, March 24, 2008

Hannah's Hope

I am reading a wonderful book called "Hannah's Hope" about how Hannah suffered through years of infertility only to birth one of the greatest men in the Bible...Samuel. It has made me take a better look at God's plan for infertile women in his word. There are so many, and they almost always give birth to someone of greatness. Here's an excerpt:
"Infertility took center stage in God's account of history as the establishment and continuation of the Israelites seemed to be in question. Abraham was one hundred years old and Sarah was ninety when their child of promise was finally born. Isaac ,in turn, prayed for his barren wife, Rebekah, before God blaced twins within her womb. One of those boys, Jacob, also went on to taste fertility challenges. While he had twelve sons, only two came from his beloved wife, Rachel, who struggled through years of infertility, both "primary" and "secondary."
I've often wondered if Rachel's first son, Joseph, might also have battled to become a father. The Bible records only two sons for him, something rare in an age without birth control, when a large family was a sign of prestige."
Its always hard to see the big picture when you only hold one tiny piece. I know that it will all come together and make our picture perfect family eventually. Thank you to those of you who are praying for us daily and checking in, offering advice, and driving miles and miles to tell me your story and give me a hug. I love you guys! Pray for us tomorrow. We will be meeting with the urologist one last time to get the final word on pursuing invitro. Hopefully we will have a course of action by the end of April and begin the process in May. Love you guys!


Rebecca said...

You have great faith, and God will give you the perfect family. Often people end up having children naturally after they stop being so stressed out about it. I have known many who started adopting, and ended up getting pregnant afterwards.

Raina said...


I am praying for you almost daily! One of my good friends from church conceived her miracle child after 10 years of wanting a baby. She now has a beautiful six month old boy. It was a total surprise, as they had stopped trying, but God had his plans for her. I know God has His perfect plans for you and Joe as well. It may take time, but His timing will be perfect. And your family will be just as He has envisioned it. I am sorry you are going through this pain, and I pray that you will feel God with you every step of the way.