Monday, April 23, 2012

Psalm 113:9

Later this year, I turn another year older.  I'm not all concerned about turning another year older, even if it is a big number this year.  But getting older does make me think a little and take stock in what I have around me.  And I'm not talking houses, cars and things but the people in my life; Matt and Gabriel, my family, my lovelies, my friends.  I am blessed.  Incredibly blessed.

But sometimes late at night, when I'm laying in bed wishing our next little loves were already home, I think back on how I expected life to go.  When infertility and loss weren't even a thought in the back of my head, let alone an actual part of life.  After Matt and I were married, I figured we'd have 4 or 5 children the 'natural' way and then adopt a couple more.  By 30, we'd have at least a car full. 

I was wrong.  I  hate being wrong.  But I am so grateful that I was wrong.  It will be a miracle... like the kind the Pope authenticates if are next baby is home by the time I turn 30.  And I'm okay with turning 30, I really am okay with growing older (of course, I will be buying wrinkle cream soon) but as much as
I try to convince myself that I'm okay, I'm not always okay with how long it is taking to grow our family.  I know it's part of God's plan and that his timing is perfect. 

But sometimes it's hard and I have to stand firm in the truth of the word; that God does know the desires of my heart.  Psalms 37:4 tells me to "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart," and I do.  In Psalms 113:9, the psalmist (most likely David or Moses) writes  "He settles the barren woman in her home - the joyful mother of children."

And that I cling too.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

thanks so much for sharing. my husband and I also deal with infertility. Because of infertility, it caused us to look into adoption, and consequently, we became a family of four last November via two precious boys from Russia. Although I am completely certain this is/was God's plan for our family, the infertility still leaves me with an ache in my heart of "what I thought life would look like". Thankfully, God is faithful and He allows me to be a work in progress. Praying for you!