Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

UNANSWERED PRAYERS

Even through our “unanswered prayers,” we ultimately know our prayers have been answered the entire time. God has blessed us and lead us in other paths we had never imagined. Here are just a few examples…

Many blessings have come our way through our infertility. If we would have gotten pregnant right away, I wouldn’t have left my job at the preschool until I had the baby. Therefore, I wouldn’t have ever started my own website selling crafts that I make. (Check it out at www.vincellidesigns.com) But, I’m at home, able to do my hobbies that I love for a little profit. A blessing in disguise! (Although it is 12 months later from leaving my job and I continue to be at home, but there’s still no “mom” about it!)

Another wonderful blessing has been our faith. Nick and I have grown as individuals and together in our marriage and in our relationship with God. We’ve been tested and we’re making it through. We’ve become very active in our church and know it is a strong foundation for our lives and our future children’s lives. Ultimately, we know this journey will make our marriage stronger and someday, our lives and abilities as parents!

I’m thankful that I’ve been able to spend a lot of quality time at home doing whatever it is I feel like doing! I’m very grateful for this opportunity, as I know it’s not common in this day and age. I’ve spent more time with family and especially my precious nieces. And without a full time job, I have been able to volunteer and give a lot of my time to various organizations in the community and many at church. If I would have had children when we first began trying, I probably would not have gotten involved in these groups and missed out on meeting wonderful people. But I’ve gained these friendships and have given of my time and talents. It’s something I’m very enthusiastic about now, and want to keep giving, even after children arrive for us!

And ultimately, from our infertility journey, I know that I want to tell our story to help others along theirs. I know not everyone can identify directly, but I hope in some way or another, it will touch, if even just a few people…someway, somehow.

So, thank you, God, for our unanswered prayers. Even though they were always truly answered...

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