Monday, June 22, 2009
Two for Two!
Isn't he the CUTEST?!
Yes, he did get BOTH cupcakes and he gobbled them both up and asked for more!! No, he did NOT get more! :)
Two years ago, at precisely 1:11pm I gave birth to this unexpected miracle. He is the personification of God's healing balm in our lives, the means by which God gave us back the years that infertility stole from us.
Todd and I struggled to have four children. For fourteen years we fought a disease known as polycystic ovarian symdrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance that prevents ovulation. My PCOS got worse over the years and after our fourth child was born we knew that we were done. There would be no more fertility treatments. No more children. And then one day I started feeling pregnant. We simply could not believe that it could happen. Todd even told me that he thought I must just be imagining it. But a home pregnancy test proved him wrong!
Through all the years of infertility I had hoped and dreamed that one day, somehow, we would get pregnant without assistance, you know, the old fashioned way. But the reality was that chances were slim. And that's when God stepped in. I can't even begin to explain how deeply infertility hurt me, nor how wonderfully God used this baby to soothe those wounds, and to heal the part of me that felt horribly, helplessly broken.
What a joy and a pleasure it has been to be Izaak's mommie.
Happy Birthday Baby Boy!