January 29, 2010

Job Update

Just to give everyone a brief update...I was passed on for the position of Medical Receptionist at the Dermatologist office. It was very hard to hear...but I know God has a plan. Other opportunities have come up with a little babysitting here and there, and still subbing at Bright Horizons and in the Anoka School District...so I will continue on that path until God leads me elsewhere. Thank you for your prayers throughout this journey.

Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

January 23, 2010

The Job Search

God has a way of dropping things in our lap!

A couple weeks ago Drew, a friend of Josh's from Crown, sent him an email that his wife, Alissa, had passed on to him...meant for me! It was about a job as a Medical Receptionist at a Dermatologist office! I hadn't even been thinking about looking at the moment because I love working at Bright Horizons. However, financially it would be a major blessing!! So after much prayer I decided to see what happened if I applied. I applied, went in for an interview and am still in consideration. I go in for a second interview either late this week or early the following week! I haven't been telling a lot of people because if I didn't get considered for a second interview I would have to tell so many people that I didn't get it and would probably feel bad about it all over again! However, since I am being considered for a second interview I could use more people praying!! Please pray that God's will be played out here!

January 4, 2010

Life is hard...

*Disclaimer: This blog is a personal post about my infertility...if that makes you uncomfortable please stop reading this one. However, for those of you that keep asking when we are having kids...here is the story. Please do not feel offended while reading my blog if you are pregnant, have a baby, or are able to get pregnant just by looking at your husband! :) The only intention of this blog is to share my story.

Life is hard...and I believe it's hard for a reason. God wants us to depend on Him with everything that we are and have and if life is easy we don't depend on Him.

"My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge." Psalm 62:7

About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)* and at times it makes things hard. I know that God has given me this issue because He wants me to depend on Him, but there are times I just want him to take it away (PCOS is not curable...but is treatable).

*PCOS is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.

PCOS has made it "impossible" for me to get pregnant without using fertility drugs. After a consultation with my doctor he decided to put me on Provera (a drug to induce a period...which in turn should make me ovulate) because I do not get a regular period or ovulate on my own. After being on that for 10 days I should have a period...then I can start taking the fertility drug for 5 days. I will repeat this for 6 months with only a 30% chance of getting pregnant.

I have finished the 10 days of Provera and now sit and wait for my period...I have only 3 more days of waiting before they determine it has not worked which will result in another doctor appointment. There are days that I wonder where God is in all this. But I have to remember that this is His plan...even if I don't like it. There is a reason God is having Josh and I go through the tests, the drugs, the appointments, the waiting and the frustration...we just don't know the reason yet.

Our hope is in you Lord...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

A Box of Chocolates

To quote Forest Gump: " My momma always said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Sometimes I just think of that quote as a funny, catchy line, but when I really started to think about what it could mean, it hit home. Life is like a box of chocolates...because you don't know what God is going to give you next.

As I sat at a table with relatives and this plate of chocolates in front of me I had no idea what I would be biting into if I dared to take one because there was no box and no label to tell me what was inside. Life is like that plate without a box or label to let us know what each bite of life will give us.

That is why we must have faith...faith that God will see us through each bite of chocolate.