Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Guardian Angel...

I have been in awe at all the wonderful friends that I have met through blogging and I have a VERY special story I would like to share about someone so far away, but so very special...



As you know, my DH and I are trying to save enough money to attempt our third try at IVF. I have been doing a Chip-In/Giveaway on my Be Thou a Knight blog and have raised almost $800 already. I received a VERY special card in the mail yesterday and I just felt moved to share it with all of you. I haven't asked permission to share my friend's name, so I'll call her Angel (for lack of a better name).



Angel commented on my last giveaway and this is what she wrote...

I too have suffered from infertility for 6+years. My heart goes out to you. God has truly performed Romans 8:28 to perfection though through our infertility. He has blessed us with a ministry of "2nd Chances". We have adopted two beautiful children, one with Down Syndrome and one with Semi-lobar Holoprosencephayly. And yes I will be donating to your IVF fund. I know how financially stressful it can be going through infertility treatments. Just remember God has a purpose and a plan and He is using you to reach so many women struggling with this same diagnosis. I will be praying for you and your husband. Love In His Grip, Angel

Immediately, I looked up Romans 8:28 and this is what it reads, "And we know that God causes everthing to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." What a powerful message!

I was curious about the rest of the chapter and loved this verse too..."And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."~Romans 8:26-27

This verse touched me more than I have time to write in this post....so I'll save those feelings for another post. I want to finish with my awesome story about Angel.

Angel emailed me and said that she was having difficulty with my Chip-in and asked if she could just mail me a check for our IVF fund. I emailed her back, thanking her over and over again, and to my surprise, I received a card in the mail from her yesterday. I sat in my car in awe at the words she wrote to me...

I definitely connected with your story, even though God had a different plan for me and my family. I will be praying for you and your husband.I remember so clearly the strain not only financially but physically and emotionally, that infertility plays in a marriage. I look forward to your updates via your blog. Christ's richest blessings to you and your hubby, Angel.

Included in the card was a sweet picture of Angel and her family, along with a GENEROUS donation to our IVF fund. I think I read Angel's words at least 20 times last night. I couldn't believe how thoughtful someone that lives SO far away from me could care so much about me, my husband, and our situation.

All I can say is that she must be my guardian angel sent from the ONLY person that knew how much I needed one...

Thank you Angel.


6 comments:

Kendra said...

Blessings to you Angel!! And blessings to you to Lianna =-)
The family of God is so amazing!

Krysta said...

I'm so happy for you for raising all of that money! I'm praying you make it to your goal. That is just an awesome idea!

Heather said...

Wow! This gave me chills! I love how God works and uses other believers to encourage and support us! I'm praying for you!

Candie said...

I sooooo copied your background on your blog. :) But didn't intend to! I picked it and began working with it and then something about the polka dots looked familar! Hope you don't mind! I do love the colors though!

Becky said...

I stumbled across your blog while looking for verses of encouragement. I wanted to share my own infertility story with you. We now have two little boys ages 6 and almost 8.

I'm now facing a different journey of kidney disease and dialysis. God is faithful!

Molly's Mom said...

Wow, that is a very powerful story. What an Angel she is. Just clicked on your blog for the 1st time. You and your husband are in my prayers.