Wednesday, July 2, 2008

God=Mysterious

I think that being pregnant has made me really reflect on a lot of things in my life. I haven't always been one to slow down and truly look at things in a reflective manner. Lately, it seems like it's all I do. I think this likely has something to do with the fact that I am about to bring another human being into this world, or maybe it's that hormone poisoning, or maybe it's just me getting older and wiser.

In any case, this morning I got a phone call from a very close girlfriend. She's been struggling to conceive a baby for some time now. We have shared a lot of the same frustrations and poured our hearts out to one another in an effort to support each other through the journey to have children. She's been there for me, I have been there for her. She has suffered a loss, something that I never went through, and I have always admired her strength and might through this tough process. So, when I saw her number on my cell phone at 7:30 this morning, I knew that she must have some good news. And indeed she did. She is pregnant!!

Now here comes the mysterious part. God really does work in crazy ways. Mysterious ways. Ways we don't always understand. She told me that she had just filled a prescription for an ovulation regulating drug, and it had cost her $80. They had taken trips to see the RE, they had talked about their options going forward, they had done all sorts of tests on him and her. And then BAM. A line on a test and a baby on the way. I cried in my car on the way to work this morning (this is the hormones!!) out of pure and utter joy for these two. They have wanted this for so long and now they get another shot at it. And the best of all is that it came when it was least expected.

God really does work in magnificent ways. And maybe they aren't so mysterious at all. Maybe this is just all a part of the crazy, wild plan that He has for each and every one of us. He's there to surprise us when we least expect it, and bless us when we most deserve it. Prayers have been answered today, and miracles really do happen. You just have to believe and keep the faith.

10 comments:

Sir Toots A lot said...

Very beautiful Emily.

Anonymous said...

"You just have to believe and keep the faith." Amen.

Mia said...

I was going to say this exact thing in my post to her on the baby board. I know I don't know any of you in real life but going through the process of TTC is a rollocoaster ride for anyone and to know what someone is going through during that process you don't need to know them in real life to support them in real life. God really does work in mysterious ways :)

Amanda said...

Wonderful story, God is great!

missy said...

Beautifully said Emily, you have a way with words!!

Heather said...

God is so good! Blessings to your friend and her husband.

Courtney said...

God is SO good Emily! That is a great story and He does work in mysterious ways. So happy for the both of them too!

trinity said...

congratulations to your friend. i love stories like these. :)

The Loucks Family said...

That's beautiful Em, God is so good. We have friends who experienced the same thing - 12 years of trying and invitro for their first and then 3 rounds of invitro for their second and no baby, decided to just do it the 'ole fashion way and got pregnant that month. It's amazing.

:-)

Christina said...

amen! now i have to go 2 the baby board to see who it is!