My entire life I felt had personal obstacles in my way, but haven’t we all felt that way? At the beginning of our journey we had one failed IUI and my doctor decided that with all of my issues that IVF would be the safest choice for me and my future baby. I was so scared to begin the process. I even felt anger that I God chose this path for me. But, because God has blessed me with not only one uterus and cervix but TWO OF EACH, IVF was the only way to keep me from having multiples. I know what you’re thinking it is crazy and so cool! I’m like 1 in 20,000!! So Clint and I were so scared that IVF would be too expensive and emotionally draining. We decided to trust God and take the door he had opened for us. My insurance amazingly covered IVF and we couldn’t believe it, it felt like another door had opened! We were able to do our first Egg Retrieval in June 2019 resulting in 9 eggs which became THREE healthy embryos! We felt so blessed that we had more than one try! We had one failed transfer so my doctor really wanted to do further testing to rule out any more issues! That test came back ineffective so we tried some other routes to make my transfers smoother and less painful for me! The first transfer took over an HOUR and most transfers only take TEN minutes! The second transfer I had anesthesia to help with comfort! But unfortunately God was strengthening me through yet another failure and struggle! Again it felt like we were back at square one! My doctor decided we should move forward with a second retrieval, before doing surgery later in the year. This retrieval resulted in 33 eggs and SEVEN healthy embryos! We were so fortunate to get to this point yet again! So on Valentine’s Day (of all daysJ) I had a three hour surgery and another test to check out some scar tissue from my C-section from Ellie. I had so much fear prior to the procedure, but God kept pushing me through and I so glad we did it because it made my procedures smoother and more comfortable. As the year continues to unfold I am challenged to you listen to God’s Word. Just like in 1 Samuel 17:40 God made sure David had exactly what he needed for the battle he would face. The story of David keeps popping up everywhere in my life in songs, my devotionals, podcast, online posts, and even Ellie’s bible stories. This for me means to continue to have strength while TRUSTING in HIS timing and HIS plan!
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine (1 Samuel 17:40)