I’m ready with our prayer list. (Thanks so much for the names!) If you didn’t catch last week’s post, it’s a list of our dear friends who long to have a baby and are having trouble. Our God is a God of miracles, and He alone creates life. I’m excited to encourage our friends and to believe big things of our God.
Prayer Requests (in no particular order–and all are so important! let me know if you want added!)
—Shannah and Eric have been trying to get pregnant for 22 months. Pray for peace, wisdom, joy as they wait.
–Shannah originally told me of 3 friends trying to concieve. (2 are now pregnant)
–Jill (a friend of mine, Shannah’s and Maren’s) has chromosomal issues and has been told she’ll never have children. She’s gotten pregnant several times, but they always end in miscarriages.
–Jen’s friend, Jodi, has been trying for years to get pregnant.
–Julie’s sister-in-law has been struggling with infertility for 7 years. They’re waiting on a daughter from China.
–A single mom friend is struggling with the desire to be a wife and have more babies. She wants to surrender that desire completely to the Lord, but it’s so hard.
–My sister, Bethany, and her hubby Stew have been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 years. Pray for peace and joy in the waiting.
–Missy’s friend has a little boy, but she has a medical condition and may not be able to have more children.
–Missy also has a family member with fertility problems. Some relationships are becoming strained because of this.
—Nicki had a miscarriage a few months ago. Pray for complete healing and a healthy pregnancy in God’s timing.
–Mackenzie’s sister has been trying to get pregnant for 5-6 years and is looking into adoption.
–Mackenzie’s good friend has been trying for 2 years and is starting fertility treatments.
–A friend and her husband want to start a family this year. Her mom struggled some with infertility, and she’s worried she will too.
–Kelly’s co-worker had been to get pregnant for months, then just had a miscarriage.
–Mandi and her husband have been trying for 16 months.
–Nicki’s friend has been trying for a few years. They recently discovered the problem, and there is hope it can be fixed.
–Jamie’s friend, Kelly, has been trying for 5 years. They’ve just been told they can’t have children.
–Jamie’s friend, Alison, tried for 15 months, got pregnant, and her baby was stillborn at 19 weeks. They’re trying again, and it has been 3 months.
Several of you have shared stories of your own infertility–and then your long-awaited baby-blessing from God! If you have a story, feel free to share it as an encouragement to these women!
On an unrelated note, I just wrote a blog on my website called, “so you wanna write a book…” So many people ask me how they can go about getting published. I have no idea, really. My story is way odd. But I’m hoping this will help some folks. Maybe you! Go check it out.
And thanks HEAPS and HEAPS for sending out the e-mail blast! Bless you all! If you missed the last post, here’s the link. E-mail BLAST-A-ROO! And if you want me to e-mail it to you, so you can send it to everyone you know, please message me your e-mail address.
Have a wonderful weekend, girls! Love and squeeze hugs!