My Choice Monday · TTC Tuesday

Devil, I’m Ignoring You!

Tuesday

Good Morning Everyone!

First, let me apologize we didn’t blog yesterday – I know ALL of you were just devastated not to have our “choices” for the week! Ha ha! Craig and I left the house earrrrly in the morning and were not home until laaaaate last night, so there wasn’t a chance for a good blog. But, have no fear – we did make two choices yesterday for you, so this will be a double post! 🙂

Yesterday, I took the day off work for Craig and I to make our first appointment at ACRM. We were so blessed with a knowledgeableunderstandingthorough care team, who highlighted a few issues with our current treatment program to begin with, and took steps to solve some problems from the get-go! What a breath of fresh air!!!

When we spoke with our new doctor about wanting to pursue options other than IUI and IVF, and about a new option, embryo adoption, we are exploring, she was ready with alternative ideas for us! And what began as a refreshing experience, turned into something absolutely praiseworthy!

You may remember we attended a Joan Hunter healing service in North Georgia on Friday evening. Ms. Hunter is a Christian woman with a healing ministry, traveling around the whole world, asking for people to have faith and understand WHO God is – how loving and powerful! (We are going to speak a little more about this on Thursday!) Craig and I prayed prior to going into the service that God would truly use Joan to bless us, and to show us why He had led us to this conference – which was completely out of our Catholic comfort zone. 🙂

At the end of the service, we asked that Ms. Hunter’s daughter, Melody, pray with us. She asked, in Jesus’ name, to heal me of PCOS, to give me a new ovary (she knew it was my right ovary, and we did not tell her this information…), and a new pancreas to handle my body’s insulin correctly. She asked God to please bless us with a child. As she placed her hands on me, and prayed for healing, I felt a warmth through my abdomen. I felt a peace. Craig and I truly felt the power of God that night. We both left feeling thankful and blessed beyond measure.

Yesterday, at our doctor’s appointment, they performed both an ultrasound and blood-work to check my estrogen levels – which are typically very elevated. There was no strand of cysts (as there usually is) on my right ovary – or my left, for that matter – and my bloodwork came back “perfectly normal” – and not normal PCOS, normal for normal women. Compare this to the previous ultrasounds and blood-work levels of this past 16 months, and the difference is marked. It truly does appear I have a new ovary and a new pancreas, regulating my insulin and thereby, my hormones.

This news was such a blessing yesterday, an affirmation of faith. I am not saying we will finally be blessed with a child tomorrow, or even this year, but God is healing me, and He will bless us with children in His time. We have faith.

To wrap up TTC Tuesday, I would like to share with you this post from “waiting for baby bird”: Devil, I’m Ignoring You!. It’s powerful, and beautiful, and if you are struggling with God’s timing and maintaining faith, it is a message straight from the Lord to you.

MondayAnd now, let’s back up to My Choice Monday! 🙂

wpid-20130923_212300.jpgFirst, something fun – beer ice cream! While this is for “adults-only”, it is so delicious, and a perfectly sized dessert! Click here to see where you can find this yummy treat in your area!

And finally, while I have heard so many raves about White Barn Candle Company’s Marshmallow Fireside, when it came down to decision time, Craig & I fell in love with this scent over the other:

We don’t have a true fireplace – something that makes me a little sad during these ‘harsh Georgia winters’… 🙂 This candle provides a pleasant, homey, evening by the fireplace with a great book scent. Click on the candle for a GREAT price on this candle at Amazon!

Well, folks, that’s all for today! Enjoy your Tuesday, and we look forward to chatting tomorrow for What’s Up Wednesday!

XOXO,
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7 thoughts on “Devil, I’m Ignoring You!

  1. wow! what an awesome testimony! God is sooo good! Thank you for the link up! I was actually just thinking the other day (when I was praying about writing a blog for you guys) that you should just use one of my oldies. I don’t always like to “recycle” but I kept thinking you should. Well, it looks like God thought so too 🙂 Anytime you want to use one of my oldies…go for it 🙂 hugs!!

    waitingforbabybird.com

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    1. God is AMAZING!!! Joan Hunter has written a ton of books on healing (through the power of Jesus, of course), and I have found her writing to be very very helpful. Two you may want to check out are “Healing The Whole Man” and “Miracle Maintenance”! 🙂 I’m so glad God led us to you and ‘waiting for baby bird’!! Thank you for allowing Him to speak through you and us to use your writing! I know your blog is blessing so many others as it has blessed me! You’re welcome to link back to us, of course, as well! And if you ever do want to guest blog here, just let me know!

      xoxo,
      Pier

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  2. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark
    your blog and definitely will come back at some point. I want
    to encourage one to continue your great work, have a nice day!

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      1. I love going back and reading old posts – both of ours, actually. It’s wonderful to be reminded of the awesome things God has been doing in our lives all along and to see how far we have come (He has brought us!).

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