along for the journey

I talked about it the other day, but I really am so so grateful and honored that God has put more than a handful of amazing women in my life these past few months who are walking or have walked the same infertility journey as me.  My husband and I have talked about it so many times, and we are just so grateful that God is so kind to extend these precious friendships to us.

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a few of these girls are my tried and true right here in Midland, a few are sweet sisters in states away, some around our great state and some are gals that I only know from online.  but all of them have made such a huge impact on my journey.  specifically this current part of our infertility story – the past year and half-ish.

some friends are on the other side and have provided the most amazing intercessory prayer for me, and encouragement for me in my time of need.  they have truly “passed along” what God has taught them, and I know that because of this their scars are not in vain.  some of these gals are right there with me, in the trenches, still encouraging, supporting, praying, and loving.  I’m seriously tearing up writing this.  over the past few months at almost every single conference or trip I’ve been on, when I’ve opened up about my journey,  it’s opened up an amazing time of prayer and encouragement.  you girls know who you are, and I’m so thankful God has crossed our paths.

I hope and pray I can be that friend.  if this is something you are going through, and you just need someone to listen, or to pray for you – PLEASE comment below or if you aren’t comfortable with that, please send me an email [gloriouslyruined@gmail.com] I want you to know you are NOT alone.

just had to share a quick testimony of a recent conversation I had with a new friend I had just met that night…

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I sat on a wicker couch on the side of a coffee/wine bar in Austin, Texas and spilled my guts to a girl I just met.  As we each had a glass of red wine, we shared our stories, cried, laughed, cursed out loud, praised god, and just got to be real with each other.  Tears streamed as we shared stories of years of infertility, asking the questions “what if”, and digging deepening into the “why” of the stories God is writing for our lives.  2.5 hours went by and we still have so many stories to share, dreams to dream, and i’m sure tears to cry.  i love meeting like minded gals that I can walk this life with.  seriously, god has been so sweet to bring me girls the past few years that have walked [or are walking] a similar path.

 

god thank you for allowing my story of infertility to encourage her.

thank you for the tears.

“you keep track of my sorrows.  you have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book” Psalm 56:8

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  1. Alaina says:

    I’m so proud of you for being brave! This is just enough. Love you to pieces!!! “Because there is always hope”. There’s a reason for all of our struggles and it may have nothing to do with the flesh. Love you!

  2. Jenna Skalicky says:

    Thank you for sharing your story of infertility and the unexpected gifts of friendship along the way. It is oftena lonely road but when we allow God to that the reigns and guide us, even the darkest valleys can bring hope. I also struggle with infertility, the what ifs and the whys. And it is a magical moment to meet a friend to share all the stories with, even the cursing. Thanks again for sharing and blessings to you.

  3. love you. to pieces.

  4. Catherine Short says:

    I’m currently in the midst of this “infertility” journey and while it’s terrible and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone God has used it. People have come out of the woodwork, sharing encouragement and personal stories I know they wouldn’t have told me otherwise. My allowance for empathy has grown. I have noticed some friendships wane as couples start having families and aren’t sure what to do around me. I’m thankful that I am seeing the glimmers of hope surrounding me story even while I’m still struggling to be at peace with it.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Mindy says:

    Isn’t it interesting to be at a point where you can feel thankful for the struggle even though it still hurts? I can totally relate to what you shared in this post. I feel really thankful for the people God has brought into my life because of infertility and the way he has used our stories to encourage each other. Thanks for sharing your similar experience.

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