Saturday, May 16, 2009

God has a plan

I've been up since 6:15 and its SATURDAY!! I was laying in bed not sleeping and talking to God. I asked him to please watch over my little embryos and help them to grow into healthy babies. I also asked him that if they do not....please give me the strength and the courage to get through this. I know God has a plan for me and I should not be afraid of what tomorrow holds. I love this verse "Glory be to God who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we could ever dare to ask or even dream of." Ephesians 3:20
I've been waiting to tell ya'll a story about one of my wonderful friends. She followed a similar path as me. She is a faithful IF warrior;) She went to the same RE as I do. She had 3 IUI's and they were unsuccessful. These BFN's caused her so much disappointment and heartache that she decided not to do it anymore. She couldn't put herself through the stress of all the medicines, schedules, doctor's appointments, etc just to be disappointed again. She decided that it must not be in God's plan for her to have a baby. She decided that they would enjoy life together and be satisfied with the love they share. She means so much to me because I can go to her and she knows exactly what I'm going through. She has a heart of GOLD. A couple of weeks ago she came to me and asked how my IVF cycle was going and told me that God has a plan for all of us and we have to trust in him. She then told me that she was PREGNANT!! She had given up on that path in life and God had turned her back around;) She told me that she was still very worried because this was so unexpected. She is now 10 weeks and still doing well. Her story gives me so much hope and courage. It makes me truly believe that we don't have control over our life....GOD holds the reigns!!
I'm not feeling "pregnant" so I've been a little worried. I just have to keep reminding myself of my friend and believing that God knows the way that I need to travel. Please send some prayers my way and to my friend that she has a successful pregnancy.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday.

14 comments:

ashley said...

Keep the faith and keep praying! Congrats to your friend also. That's amazing news!

Michelle said...

Wow! What an amazing story and oh so true. Yes, God does hold the reigns, it's sometimes hard to deal with because we're so used to working to get what we want! God holds the answer and we just have to trust in that! Good luck with everything, I will be praying for you AND your friend. Thanks for the post, we need to hear stories like that now and then!! :)
~Michelle

Melody said...

Hey Ashley, I am a firm beleiver in not "feeling" pregnant. I was 5days late and I HONESTLY didn't feel or think I was pregnant. I don't know if you read my infertility post on Tiffany's blog but it talks about how I wasn't on ANY of my meds the month I got pregnant and I KNEW I was late b/c I hadn't had my meds. NO, God had other plans. Even after I saw FOUR positive pregnancy tests, I still didn't feel pregnant, I had the blood tests at the doctor, and I still didn't FEEL pregnant. And really with your first pregnancy, how do you know what to feel anyway? I can't promise you that you are pregnant right now but I can promise that my own experience proves that God does have a plan. Now, you have seen that first hand with your friend and that is such a wonderful testimony! If you didn't see the post, I will send you the link! Love ya! Keep your chin up and I'll keep praying for you!

Melody said...

http://thepiferfamily.blogspot.com/2009/04/sucess-story.html

Carrie said...

That faith is an amazing thing, you have Ashely! I am so happy you are hanging on to it. I am hoping so hard for you, hoping your babies are growing away!

twondra said...

That's amazing about your friend! So cool! I love this post. Thank you so much for sharing!

Amber said...

Thanks for sharing that story, its always great to hear success stories of that! I hope your friend has a healthy rest of her pg. It just goes to show you that its not what we want in our plans only God.

The Patterson's said...

This is exciting! Just keep remembering exactly what you say here, "God has a plan".

((HUGS))

Kristy said...

I'm still praying for growing babies.

We gave up and had started to adopt and then I was unexpectedly surprised with our first! All in God's good time is all I can think about that. We tried once for our second baby (after years of infertility the first time?!) and our third was a total surprise! His plans were not my plans, but His are so much higher than ours. I'm praying that it is His plan that your babies grow healthy and strong!

Mimi said...

Iinking about you and praying right along with you honey. What a great story. It just goes to show, it isn't up to us, it's up to Him!!!

Hugs,
Kami

Just Another Infertile said...

I love stories like that! So much of this is out of our hands.

Don't worry that you don't "feel pregnant." I don't think anyone does this soon. I didn't. It is so confusing with all the hormones.

I have been thinking about you a lot lately. When is your beta?

I just read your comment on Melody's blog. I can't believe you only have 9 days left too! I have four weeks!

sweetpeanme said...

Thanks for posting that wonderful story...that does give us all hope..and assurance that God really is looking out for us...even when we can't tell...

Grow babies GROW!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

rescogitatae said...

I hope your babies are nestled in and growing. I don't know what we're supposed to feel if we "feel" pregnant, but I don't "feel" pregnant either. And if I did...I'd suspect it was all the drugs and hormones.

Hang in there, hun. Not too much longer to wait now.
T.

Becca said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I just caught up on your journey and pray that you are a few days away from receiving your miracle BFP! Don't worry about not "feeling" pregnant - I was sure I was not because I didn't feel ANYTHING after this last FET, but lo and behold it had worked.