12 October 2011

Reflecting On Blessings -- Day Three of the Big Infertile Adventure

Again, I have to thank all of my prayer warriors -- I have felt so at peace since arriving in NJ! I'm normally a fast-moving, busy person (yes, teaching the second grade really lends itself to my personality!) and I have been able to slow down and reflect about my journey, thus far.

The one thing that keeps coming to mind is that I am so infinitely blessed.

Monday night when Dr. Nora and I arrived at TCIE's boss' home I was overcome by her generosity. Here we were, two complete strangers, and she offered me a bed in her home. Not only that, but yesterday she was so gentle and compassionate while she was taking my blood. I've had many blood draws in the past six years and gentle people are very hard to come by!

I have put my full trust in the Lord and He is not disappointing me at all.
 
I was brought to tears more than once with TCIE -- tears of gratitude of her immense friendship. It amazes me that someone that is geographically so far from me has become such an essential support. Although we are the last of the BW's to get pg, we are both so thankful that we are at least together at this point. I have no doubt that God planned for us to be together for this part of my IF journey -- how fitting that she is able to do my ultrasounds and her boss is able to do my blood work before we go to Omaha!

I am also so blessed to have a job that has giving me the time off to do these tests and have my surgery. I am not going to lose any pay and I know that my class will be in good hands. I know that I was worried before I left, but my teaching partner tells me that all is well.

The cross of IF has brought me so many gifts: a strong marriage, wonderful friendships, a healthier body and most of all a deeper love of my faith in God. I know in my heart that I am doing exactly what He has planned for me.

And that is the biggest blessing of all.

15 comments:

  1. Sending you a hug. So happy to hear things are going well. It brings a smile to my face and my heart.

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  2. How exciting, so glad this trip has started well for you. I lit a candle and said a prayer for you at Notre Dame yesterday, it just felt right. (Will FB a photo when I get back home on Monday :-) )
    Take care of yourself x

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  3. I am praying for you and this entire trip! I am so happy to hear that you are feeling all of God's love! God Bless JB!

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  4. I'm so glad it's going well!! You have been in my thoughts and prayers. And, I'm a firm believer that TCIE is one of the most amazing people on the face of the earth. :)

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  5. I'm so glad you have TCIE! And I love this post - so upbeat! YAY, JB! You can doooo eeet!

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  6. This is a beautiful reflection. This IF community is amazing indeed!

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  7. So happy for you and for the gift of an eternal friendship!

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  8. Love you!

    And instead of just telling you that, since you're sitting right in front of me, I figured I'd write it on your blog... it's more official that way, right? ;)

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  9. To paraphrase the call-in radio shows, I'm a long-time reader, first-time commenter. So glad things are going well for you on this big adventure before Omaha! Thanks for sharing every day with us! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    -January

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  10. still out here and checking in from time to time with tears in my eyes...

    Hugs and prayers and TONS of blessings to you on your journey!!

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  11. What a strong person you are in your faith when you can push the clouds aside and see the beauty beyond. As the Pope just said, we should not just ask God for things but thank Him for our blessings.

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  12. A big hug for you, JB! Thanks for sharing your positive thoughts....so inspiring! God Bless You, JB!

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  13. Keep us posted! luv reading your blogs on what is happening! Great that you have a companion on your trip!!

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  14. I just stumbled upon your blog today; I'm a Christian also, and also wrestling with infertility. I loved your thoughts on the blessings of infertility, thank you so much for sharing that. I can identify. God is bringing me increasing peace about my currently childless existence as I realize more and more that what I want, and what I want to want, is just Him. Anyways - thanks for blessing me today.

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  15. What a beautiful reflection. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is carrying you along with all of our prayers. I am so excited for you!!!

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