After 7 Miscarriages, God Grew Our Family

After 7 miscarraiges, God grew our family faith based fertility

The song Wait on You by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music has really spoken to me in my wait to become a mom… “But I’ve got a promise I can hold / In the middle of the struggle / God, if You said it, You’ll perform it / May not be how I want You to / But here’s what I’ll do / I’m gonna wait on You.”

April 24, 2013, I had my first positive pregnancy test. My dream of becoming a mom was finally coming true. It ended rather quickly though when I had my first OB appointment and was told it was a molar pregnancy. Over the next 8 years, I had 6 miscarriages with “no explanation” as to why I miscarried.

In 2018 at the Moms in the Making conference, the Lord clearly told me to stop trying to get pregnant and to WAIT on Him and His timing. For almost three years, He continued to tell me to wait on His timing. In early 2019, my husband and I felt led to pursue Foster Care. On July 15, 2019, we were placed with a 10 month old boy and a 2.5 year old girl. Foster Care has a lot of ups and downs but we continued to WAIT on the Lord.

After two and a half years in foster care, we were finally told that our children were able to be adopted….about 6 weeks after finding out that I was pregnant for the 8th time. January 5th, 2022, we adopted our children, Elianna and James, now ages 5 and 3. Then on February 5th, 2022, we welcomed our son Caleb via emergency c-section. After 18 days in the NICU, we finally brought home our promise. All three of our children were worth the wait. Our story does not look the way it would have if we had written it. But to see His goodness and His promises come true? That was absolutely worth the wait.

Amber Strealy
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