Friday, April 4, 2008

The Begining

No one ever expects to be labeled as infertile.

My husband and I were no exception. After trying to start our family for almost a year and a half now-about a year and a half longer than we planned-we fall right into that catagory; we are that 1 in 6 statistic.

We are young, healthy, and so far the Dr.'s can't find anything wrong. They keep telling us that for some it just takes longer than others. My theory? I think God is simply trying to teach me patience by forcing me to realize that I'm a control freak and I just need to chill out.

I'm not starting this blog with any intentions of complaining about my struggles with infertility and making people feel sorry for me. It's the exact opposite, actually. I'm happy to report that-despite my inability to produce offspring thus far-God is good and continues to bless me beyond my expectations.

However, I love the idea of documenting this process so I can one day look back and see what God has done for me, how he has revealed himself during one of the most trying times of my life. I want this blog to be an outlet to share my honest struggles with unexplained infertility, as well as my newly found revelations throughout the process.

My goal is to somehow show others through this blog that God can give you an amazing peace during whatever trials you may be facing. We know He doesn't make mistakes, and we'll strive to bring Him honor and glory through this journey as He leads us to the future He has so carefully planned.

Hopefully, to a baby.

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.”