sharing our sisters’ burdens

In the midst of my excitement over a new book for moms, my heart is aching.

I have some dear, dear friends–both on xanga and in real life–who would give anything, anything, to be mommies. Some have been trying for months, some for years. There have been miscarriages, fertility treatments, physical difficulties, rough spots in marriages, anguish over the adoption decision…

And these sweet girls are so determined to keep their eyes focused on Christ, to honor God with their attitudes, to be good wives and friends in the midst of their disappointment and pain.

They go to baby showers, even host them. They love on their nieces and nephews and their friends’ new babies. They honor their husbands, even when those hubbies refuse to go to the doctor to be “checked.” They support their friend Marla and her new mommy book, even though reading it will re-open their wounds.

Will you pray with me for our friends? That God will open their precious wombs, if it pleases Him? That He will bless them with a sense of peace about waiting on Him? That He will give them the burning desire of their hearts?

If you (or a friend) is struggling with infertility, please message me. I want to pray. If you want me to share your name with other gals in the same situation, let me know that too. I’d be happy to get a prayer group together. If you want, just leave a simple comment–you don’t have to say names. “Please pray for my friend. She’s been trying for two years to get pregnant.” Then we can all be praying.

Let’s believe God for some miracles. And let’s share them when we get them, so we can praise His name together. And then let’s give away free Diapers books to gals whose prayers for a baby were answered. 🙂

Love you all!

20 thoughts on “sharing our sisters’ burdens

  1. GracefulKiki

    I have a coworker who’s been trying since May.  She actually had a miscarriage, so you know, she’s even more discouraged.  However, I did buy your book for her.  I think it will be a great gift once it happens for her!  🙂 

    THANKS!

  2. sarahlester

    This is heavy on my heart too, having been there myself for 5 years before God surprised me with a miracle.  I know of a number of xanga friends and a few real life friends struggling.

  3. Nixter77

    What a great idea 😉

    I also have a friend who has been trying for a few years, they desperately want a baby and have recently found out why they can’t – there is hope though that they can now address the issues and help them along the way with pregnancy. Please pray for them as they would make such a good Mummy and Daddy..

    I know you are praying for me – thanks. I love you and your kind heart!

  4. Anonymous

    I read the excerpt from your new book the other day (and have been reading your blog on and off for a little while now).Thank you so much for that link! I found myself in all your words about struggling month after month and not getting pregnant. My husband and I have been trying for 16 months. I do have faith that it will all work out in God’s time, and I keep reminding myself that He sees the big picture and I don’t. But, you’re right – it is so hard to get that negative result every month when your heart desires a baby so much. I would appreciate any prayers you gals would send up for me! And, I will be sure to let you know when I get the positive! Thanks!! 

  5. luvmynoah

    Great idea Marla.  It took me 6 years to have Titus…..It was VERY hard many days.  I can relate to that aching heart and empty set of arms.  Let me know how I can help and pray.

  6. tonialynn59

    ^^ I meant to say that even though that has been over 23 years ago and I ended up with 4 kids, I’ve asked God to always keep me sensitive in that area!  Just left out a few words!

  7. tonialynn59

    I will most definitely pray.  I struggled with infertility for 6 years before my first one was born.  Even though that has been over 23 years ago and I ended up with 4 kids, to always keep me sensitive in that area.  It is SO hard and I do remember.  So I will pray!!

  8. FlaBuckeye

    My sister has been trying for the last 5 or 6 years with no luck. They are now looking into adoption.

    A good friend has tried for the last 2 years and are now turning to fertility treatments.

    My best friend went through 2 miscarriages and numerous surgeries before finally getting her blessing. Luke Waylon was born February 11th completely healthy and perfect!

  9. faithchick

    Such wonderful women have been heavy on my heart, too.  And yet, they remain so cool, calm and collected; when I know that they’re aching.  We definitely need to be sensitive & supportive.  I know of some xanga girls-which I’m sure you know of, too. I also have another friend.  It’s so hard to comprehend.  Good thinkin’

  10. ladymiss3739

    ^Gail, your words were perfect…

    Marla, what a wonderful idea.  I have a friend who already has one boy, but b/c of a medical condition knows she may or may not have anymore.  She is hoping for another and still waiting – but being wonderful to all of her other pregnant friends in the meantime.  And I also have a family member who is having fertility problems, although they’ve been trying for a few months.  She’s having a tough time with anyone who’s pregnant and has been pulling away….

    When everyone is done listing, can we compile one list or something?  That would help me keep track of everyone!

  11. Anonymous

    My sister-in-law has struggled with infertility for about seven years now… we only learned of it a year ago. They are currently in the wait for a daughter from China…. but I continue to pray for them.

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