Friday, August 13, 2010

God's plans

I May I blogged about my friend Meredith as she underwent a double mastectomy. Meredith has fought her battle hard and is recovering well. She will undergo a second surgery this fall for reconstruction. She has faced extreme highs as well as extreme lows during her recovery. She has fought insomnia, infection, and excruciating soreness - all the while caring for her home and family.

As I mentioned in my post in May, Meredith and her husband adopted Gracie, conceived Issac through IVF and and were in the process of adopting Matty who had been in their care for more than two years. His adoption has been a long, prayerful one and they have faced many obstacles because he is part Native-American.

When I posted in May Meredith was minutes away from going into surgery.

As I post today, Meredith is currently in a courtroom committing to love and care for Matty for the rest of his life. The SAME day Meredith got her news about breast cancer, a letter was postmarked and sent to them that confirmed that they could proceed with his adoption. I have no doubt, this was part of God's plan all along.

Today Matty will officially become part of their family.

Today I am reminded that we serve a GREAT God. I am reminded of His PERFECT timing. I am reminded that in the midst of pain, trials and difficulties, God continues to show his GOODNESS and FAITHFULNESS. I am reminded that God does indeed answer our prayers - just not in the ways we ask Him to.

Meredith told me a few years ago that she did not feel as though her family was complete. 

Today, it becomes complete.

Meredith's family has clearly been brought together by the hand of our great God. Three children from three different wombs. All loved so completely. All knitted so perfectly. All with a story that is so miraculous no one can question God's plan for this family.

Thank you Lord for reminding me, once again, that your plan is far greater, and so much better than mine. And thank you for showing me, once again, that you are able to do more than I could ever ask or imagine. All the glory goes to you Jesus. All the glory.

2 comments:

Maria Therese said...

I was wondering if you could offer me a little insight? I have been praying a lot this week and thought you might understand.

I have a very good friend who was married about five months ago. She just turned 40. Just like me, she has always wanted to be a Mother. We talk all the time online and on the phone. We decided to help each other eat right and exercise. We also decided to pray for each other.

Well, wouldn't you know it LOL, she just found out she is pregnant! I am very happy for her, but feel very sad and discourage for myself. I've been crying off and on all week.

Any insight on why God seems to answer my prayers when I pray for other friends to be able to get pregnant and NOT me? I have prayed for many friends to be able to have babies and many of them have been blessed with pregnancies and babies, thanks to God!

When I was single I prayed a lot for a good husband and was blessed by God to find one, thank you God again! But when I was single I was also praying that after my husband and I were married we would be blessed with children. I have been praying the same prayer for the three years I've been married.

I just don't understand why God answers my friends prayers for children and not mine.

My good friend who is now pregnant told me that after a couple of months of being married and not getting pregnant, she prayed and surrendered to God this desire. Well, I have tried to do that but end up crying each time.

I also wonder why did God give me such a strong desire to be a Mommy only years later after being blessed to be married I find out I have endometriosis/infertility issues?

I just feel like I'm struggling. It's very difficult for me to try to pray right now. I wish I didn't feel like this.

Have you ever felt like this? What did you do? I would love to hear!

P.S. Do you know of any good sermons/pod casts on this subject? I would love to listen to them!

Hope to hear from you when you have a chance!

Could you please pray for me? For a child? I would really appreciate it so much! Thank you so much!

You can email me at:

prayrosary4life@aol.com

Thank you so much!

Love,
Maria

July 23, 2010 10:16 AM

JellyBelly said...

What a beautiful post!

How wonderful that all has worked out for her friend, I'm sure that she has had to say more than one prayer to get herself through all of her tribulations!!!

I have to remind myself often that becoming a mother is going to happen in His time, and not mine. It's up to me to trust. So easy to type, but so hard to practice!