God is good. We’re not pregnant.
God has a perfect plan for us. This is not the plan we had for us.
Just under two weeks ago, we transferred our last three embies into Gabby. We prayed, hoped, and thought this time might be different. Yet, in God’s perfect, albeit painful, plan, we’ve now seen all eight of the embryos we started with go to heaven.
There are many unanswered questions in all of this, but we are confident, while heavy-hearted, that God has something better for us.
As we cried together, we talked about some of the many, many blessings God has lavished on us. Through Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection (and ONLY through this), not only can we avoid the eternal punishment in hell we deserve, but we can also have the hope of eternity in heaven. Not only that, but God has called us His children and loves us! We have so many other reasons to bless the Lord. Thank you so much for the many prayers you’ve prayed for us along the way. It's only through God's grace that we're able to have any type of comfort or composure in these situations.
And so we ask for your prayers again. Please pray that God’s grace would cover us with comfort and peace. Please mourn with us as we acknowledge the lives of these embryos, brief as they were (Let's acknowledge life!). Please celebrate with us as we rest in the fact that God is good.
We’re not sure what we’re going to do next at this time (so no need to ask). We still feel called to parent in some way, but we’re just not sure if that means adopting more embryos, seeking domestic adoption, foster to adopt, etc. But for now, we’ll take some time to process everything together. That’d be another prayer request, for God’s wisdom when we’re ready to move forward.
All Glory be to Christ our King. God is our shepherd, we shall not want.
- Donny & Gabby