Monday, November 15, 2010

In All Circumstances

This Wednesday I'm going to share my struggle with infertility and where that has lead us with our ladies class at church. When I was asked to do this, I was asked to share how we have been thankful and faithful through our struggles.

I don't want to come across as being perfect in that sense or having all the answers, because I don't! I've questioned why this has happened to us more times than I can count. But, even during all of this, I've trusted God...even though I don't understand the why of it. I know His plans far better than anything I can imagine.

I'm nervous and trying to prepare and could really use some good thoughts and prayers!

I'm also considering showing this video. I'm sure most of you have seen it by now. I'm just not sure I will be able to speak after watching it through all the tears.  I think it gives women a glimpse into the struggles we face and feelings we have.  What do you think?



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11 comments:

Megan said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll touch their lives by sharing your story! And if you don't think you'll be able to speak after showing that video, show it after you speak. ;0) It's a good one to share! Praying for you, Friend!

Faith said...

Good for you! While it can be hard, I do think your story may help them to be more compassionate to lots of us out there - they may think twice before they "innocently" ask someone they don't know well, "Do you have kids?" Just being aware makes a big difference! I do love that video and agree it might be easier to share after you speak:). Good luck, hun, let us know how it goes!

Negative Nelly said...

Holy cow...that song & video are so awesome. Thanks for sharing. Not sure I could after that!! Praying for strength and courage for ya. WOW.

kkasun said...

It's wonderful that you can share your story. You never know, there may be someone in your church who is also suffering from IF. I am confident that you will be a wonderful IF representative

Angela said...

I will say a prayer for you! Just be yourself and be honest with where you are! You will be surprised how many are able to relate to where you are! Hugs!

~Rachel~ said...

Jennifer, you will do wonderful on Wednesday...you are such an inspiration and honestly, although we don't know each other all that well, you've been a role model for me through this whole adoption process. I will say a little prayer for you the morning of your presentation!!

Marla said...

Every time I see that video, I get chills.

Good luck tmr. I'll be thinking of you. *hugs*

Andrea said...

Jennifer,

Kudo's to you for being so brave in sharing your story. You WILL reach someone :) And someones heart will be made lighter by knowing they are not alone in this journey, that someone else knows their struggles.

Many HUGS and what a blessing you are.

xxx

Willow said...

I love that video! And how cool that you are sharing your story with this group of ladies--very brave of you and I'm sure it will help them understand better what all us infertiles go through! Good luck!

Willow said...

Also--just watched this video again and am sobbing...definitely play it AFTER you talk!

Julie said...

I've been catching up! So glad that you are willing to share. I think it is so important for those who haven't and never will experience infertility to be able to understand the true pain that you feel on a daily basis.

Wow..the video made me cry.

 
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