03 Aug In God’s Infinite Wisdom and Perfect Timing, He Healed Our Bodies
We got married in 2011 and always wanted a big family. We were diagnosed with multiple types of infertility and told it would be impossible to conceive. We went through multiple failed IUI and IVF attempts and were heartbroken and confused.
We began to grieve the loss of our hopes and dreams. I remember praying for God to take the desire for babies away from me, but the desire only grew stronger. In 2014, we surrendered to Jesus. I remember writing on a post-it note “Lord, what do you want for our family?!” Soon after, He very clearly placed a new doctor in our lives, and in 2015 we were graciously given a way to pay for “one last attempt” at IVF. We got 3 “poor quality” embryos. The embryologist called to suggest letting them degenerate, “There’s an ice storm hitting the city and this could save you money…” We listened to God’s voice instead of hers. We drove all night to get to the clinic. We were the only car on the road and not in a ditch. When we arrived for our Day-3 transfer, one embryo had miraculously gone from 2 to 7 cells overnight. That little embryo starts kindergarten in a few weeks!
In God’s infinite wisdom and perfect timing, He healed our bodies. In 2018, our second son came into the world exactly the way we prayed and in 2021 our third son was born. Each boy has been born after the significant loss of a loved one, bringing hope and joy. During my third pregnancy, I hemorrhaged 3 times and suffered partial placental abruption. He had a 7% chance of survival, and I was placed on strict bedrest. My Dr. said I would “be lucky to make it to 24 weeks.” At 37 weeks, Miracle Boy #3 was born at 10 lbs, 2oz.
All Glory and Praise be to God Forever! I began following Caroline and “Moms in the Making” when we were trying to conceive our second child, and it has been a huge blessing to me ever since. I remember lying in bed on my left side with Baby #3, not knowing if he was even alive, and reaching out to Caroline for prayer. She not only messaged me words of encouragement and truth but sent me a long audio-recorded prayer. She spoke life over my baby! I will never forget listening to her voice the entire way to the hospital as I was bleeding. Caroline spoke against sub chorionic hematomas and blood clots and commanded everything “not from Heaven” to leave my body in the name of Jesus. I arrived to the hospital once again that day to hear the strong heartbeat of my Miracle Boy. Jesus said it best in the book of Luke (the middle name of our second son), “What is impossible with man is possible with God!”
Moms in the Making encourages us to cling to scripture, talk to God, and act in faith. I remember praying specifically for our third child one day a couple of years ago. The baby wasn’t even in my tummy yet, but I heard the Father say “You will see the goodness of The Lord in The Land of the Living!” I found it so strange at the time but held tight to those words during such a difficult pregnancy. Psalm 113:9 says “He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children, Praise The Lord!” I am so thankful for the good work the Lord has begun in MITM ministry. I learned that Jesus takes our pain personally and certainly keeps his promises! Jesus didn’t come to only do this for me and my family. This promise is true for you, too.