Pregnant With a Little bit of Science and a Whole Lot of Jesus

I received a diagnosis of endometriosis in 2015 after we had tried for a little over a year. I later received a diagnosis of unexplained infertility and was given a 1% chance of conceiving naturally. It could have been 1,642 days of despair, but instead I found myself, built and strengthened relationships, and most importantly I found God.

Not just the part of God that I wanted so hard to please and to meet in heaven, but the God that wants to be my Papa and my best friend! God met me in this really tough place and showed me how to seek him, to find refuge, and to find joy in difficult times. I sought God through His Word, through church, through fellowship with others, through nature, even through loving on other people’s children as I waited for my own! He showed me that He didn’t cause this heartache to happen, but that He would use it for big things.

When I decided to lead a Moms in the Making small group I was so afraid that no one would come and this journey would continue to be so lonely, but instead I met some of my dearest friends and we pursued God tirelessly. God worked in other big ways as He led our family and friends to support us through prayer and financial blessings that allowed us to pursue IVF. This little bit of science and a whole lot of Jesus led us to experiencing the miracle we have dreamed of and prayed for – I’m pregnant!

Moms in the Making helped support me big time in my journey. Hearing Caroline’s insight on faith and infertility and the excitement over God’s word helped me to remain steadfast in my faith and to set my sights on things greater than infertility – my Savior!

Hannah Nelson – North Carolina

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