So blessed

Friday, May 07, 2010

We are already so in love and so thankful for our little one(s). AND SO EXCITED that (God willing) they will be here in January! We are praying they continue to grow healthy and will give us the honor of being parents. It's very humbling. 5 eggs is not really that great, statistically-speaking. But look at what God has done with the little we have!! Truly, His power has been made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor 12:9). We know we are not pregnant just yet, but we feel like we have received a huge blessing already, and we are hoping and praying our babies are here to stay!

Our transfer will be at 9:30am tomorrow (Saturday)! They don't disturb the babies on day 2, so we are praying and trusting that God is taking care of them and allowing them to be healthy!

I received this devotion below as today's Daily Double Portion from Sarah's Laughter. If you have not signed up to receive these daily devotionals geared towards ministering to women dealing with miscarriage, child loss, and infertility, you should sign up TODAY. They have been a great source of inspiration and comfort to me. I hope it will speak to you if you're struggling, especially since this weekend is so agonizing for those of us with empty nurseries.

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How Amazing is Sufficient Grace?

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9

This weekend is perhaps the hardest of your year. Mother’s Day is Sunday. Families will gather and photos will be taken. Churches will hand out flowers and small trinkets and pastors will preach their best sermons about the gift of motherhood. Oceans of tears will flood the faces of infertile women, and hearts still trying to recover from miscarriage or stillbirth will shatter a little more.

Throughout the frustration of Mother’s Day--and all the days leading up to it--there is one powerful reality upon which you can rely. God’s amazing, all sufficient grace.

No matter the specifics of your struggle, you can depend on the sufficiency of God’s grace to be enough for you. How amazing is grace! There is no struggle, no hardship, no holiday through which grace cannot sustain you. It is strong enough, real enough to sustain you. It is made perfectly powerful in your weakness. Even on Mother’s Day.

You may be thinking, “But I’m not a ‘super-Christian’! I fail God way too much for Him to grant such grace to me. If you had heard how I’ve spoken to Him since I’ve dealt with infertility you’d understand.” Or perhaps you’ve not spoken to Him at all lately. You wonder if He’s finished with you as well.

Friend, that’s the beauty of grace.

Grace is unmerited favor. If you had done anything to earn it, it simply wouldn’t be grace anymore. It’d be a paycheck! God gives you His unmerited, unearned favor. He knows you can’t earn His favor so with a heart the size of the Grand Canyon bursting with love for you, He grants His grace. Sufficient grace to get you through your first Mother’s Day without your twins. And the next Mother’s Day. And the next one. Strong enough to sustain you when your period starts again. Powerful enough to hold you together when you feel like you’ll fall apart when someone says something else hurtful and they don’t even realize it. Enough to walk you through more baby shower invitations and pregnancy announcements.

God’s amazing all-sufficient grace. Sufficient for Mother’s Day weekend. Sufficient for you.

The Sarah’s Laughter Prayer Team will be praying for you through Mother’s Day weekend.

(c) 2009-10 Sarah’s Laughter-Christian Support for Infertility & Child Loss

16 comments:

Rach said...

Hope everything goes well. Can't wait for an update. Praying for you!!

Katie said...

Praying for a great transfer tomorrow! I can't wait to hear your update.

Shanny said...

Hey I only had 6 eggs, with 5 making it to day 5 but it was exactly what I needed and it worked, so your awesome 5 are just perfect! Good luck tomorrow, I'll be thinking and praying for you and the babies =)

Melissa said...

Sending you lots of positive prayer for tomorrow! Good luck!!

Basic Girl said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow, and praying for your little babies and the start of a happy and healthy nine months!! Good luck!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing that devotional! Man, Mother's Day is so difficult but I have been thinking a lot about God's grace being sufficient to protect my heart and get me through it. Lots of prayers for the transfer tomorrow!!!!

Ashley said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. And yay for being PUPO TOMORROW!! :)

Becky said...

Praying for two beautiful embryos to transfer tomorrow. It is so exciting to see how God has worked everything out this cycle!

Stacey said...

Praying that all will go perfectly tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you this weekend.

P.S. I love Sarah's Laughter devotionals. They have been a great source of encouragement for me, too.

Jessica said...

Good luck with the transfer tomorrow. You will be PUPO on Mother's Day..that is something to celebrate!!

suchagoodegg said...

Your energy is amazing and I am bursting with hope for you. GL tomorrow morning, will definitely be thinking of you!

Erica said...

Wow, I can't imagine what it feels like knowing you will have those little one(s) in you tomorrow! I can't wait to hear your update and you can be sure I'll keep on praying. (I've even been giving DH basic updates...that's how excited I am for you :)!)

Ashley said...

That devotional is just what I needed to hear right now. Praying for you!

Coco said...

That devotional was amazing. Totally made me cry. I've been thinking of skipping church this Sunday just to avoid all the Mother's Day pain. Maybe I should go anyway. Praying for you to have only good coming this weekend. Bless you and your little babies! Fingers crossed!

julie said...

Good luck today! I'm thinking of you and really hope that next mother's day you have a baby in your arms. I'll be following along!

By Grace said...

Thanks for the Sarah's laughter link, i'm on my way to sign up now, i could use some good inspiration!!!