Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving...the perfect time of year.

What a wonderful holiday season it will be this year! We hope that each of you have a great time with family and friends. It is such a perfect time of year to reflect on how many blessings we have been given. Sometimes those blessings are in disguise...we may not fully understand God's master plan, but we have to trust Him.

For those of you who have read this blog from the beginning, you know that in December of last year was one of the lowest points in our lives. For three years, we tried everything to get pregnant. It consumed my life. Every month was a dissapointment. I didn't understand why God wasn't allowing us to have a child. I had it all planned out in my head...I wanted to have a child, adopt a child, and have another child. In the month of December, we decided to go ahead and pursue in-vitro fertilization. I have never ever experienced the pain that I experienced that month. Each and every day I had shots, rounds of medicine and more shots...not to mention the emotional pain I experienced with all of the hormones going through my body. The big day was December 17th. This was the day that we would go to Indy and the doctor would place the embryos into my body. Little did we know at that time that God had a master plan. Our little baby boy in Ethiopia was born on this very day.

Time and time again, God has shown us that He is the one in control and if we trust him he will take care of us. Isn't God good? So, this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my best friend and husband, Chris. I am thankful for our son. I am thankful for our supportive family and friends. I am thankful for our church. I am thankful for a job. I am thankful for our home. I am thankful for my life. This Thanksgiving, I realize how blessed I truly am and I am so thankful that I am a child of God.
So this Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for?


Jess said...

Great post! It is so important to give God the thanks and praise He deserves even when we aren't sure what lies ahead! I am thankful for a wonderful creator who blesses me each and every day with family, friends, and love! Love ya!!

Alicia said...

What a wonderful post! The journey to have a child can be frustrating and difficult, but it is ABSOLUTELY worth it in the end! We couldn't imagine our lives now without our adopted son, even though we waited for 4 years for a baby. My prayers are with you! :)
-Alicia (Jess and Jenn's friend)

Emily said...

What a wonderful post! How perfect God's plan for our lives truly is! How perfect that God knew those embryos were not your future children...because he was already here, waiting for you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving sharing the great news with friends and family!

Emily Jarvis

Amber said...

Thanks for sharing God's work in your life. What a blessing and encouragement :)
I got the quiz from you in the mail. Thanks for sending it!