Thursday, July 29, 2010

Let it Be...

I have NEVER wanted to have a disease.

Who would???

But the closer and closer I get to my upcoming surgery, the more I hope that I actually DO have endometreosis. It's hard to believe that after 4 long years a doctor has finally discovered the reason for our infertility. How did all of our other doctors miss something so important?

Of course we will not know if I have endometreosis until the doctor actually goes inside for the laproscopy, but I must admit that I'm praying to the Lord to let it be...let this be the start of David and I beginning our family.

A Plug...

I am sure most of you have seen CSN Stores plastered all over the blogging community lately. Well, they are a great company that has more than 200 stores to shop from. They also offer great opportunities for giveaways and reviews!!

I have had the privilege of doing TWO giveaways with CSN stores and they have been fabulous to work with. If you haven't checked out their site, it's a MUST!!

They offer a wide range of products from coffee makers to hand bags or from dining room furniture to outdoor lanterns!!!

So get on the bandwagon and check out CSN Stores :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Lifetime of Blessings...

Each morning I do my best to post a verse on my Twitter account and use that verse as something to reflect on that day. This morning, this is the verse I chose:

"Don't be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant."~Galatians 6:7 NLT

I really started to reflect this morning on the seeds that I am sowing. Do I pray enough? Do I encourage enough? Do I have hope? Do I love enough? Because these are the things that I will reap in the future. 

Or am I sowing seeds of judgment, anger, bitterness? If so, I will reap a bad harvest.

It is so easy to have those negative feelings when I feel as if EVERYTHING is going against job, our journey to become parents, our finances, etc. So I'm committing myself today to plant seeds of happiness, thoughtfulness, and love because I intend to harvest a lifetime of blessings.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Money DOES Grow on Trees...

I can't honestly say I really believe money grows on trees...but I do believe God answers prayers. I wrote in my last post that my Endometreosis surgery was going to cost $1350 AFTER my insurance coverage. Hearing that news, just really put me in a place of frustration...I kept thinking, why can SO many women get pregnant so easily (and on accident) and I have to pay a fortune just to try and get pregnant?!?!

Well, the Lord heard our prayers and answered them in ABUNDANCE. Not only do we have the money to pay for our surgery, but if the hubby's business continues to prosper as much as it has this past week, we'll be able to put some money into savings for future procedures or for an adoption.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement this past week...He does answer prayers.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Money Tree...

The hubby and I are packing tonight and getting ready to leave for Destin tomorrow. I have been looking forward to this trip for months now and I can't believe it's finally here!!!

Every time we have something positive to look forward to though, it seems as if the devil tries to steal our joy.

Every Single Time!!!

I received an estimate for my upcoming surgery in the mail yesterday and just remembered that I hadn't opened it. Well, when I finally opened it tonight, I nearly hit the floor...

It's going to cost $1350.00 for the surgery to remove my endometreosis!!!

My parents always told me "money doesn't grow on trees" but I'm praying God plants a money tree in our backyard while we are on vacation and that it's in full bloom by the time we get home.

I know He can move mountains, so please pray that He helps us move this one.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Great Motivation...

Yesterday, a co-worker shared with me a FABULOUS story about a women who had endometriosis.

My co-worker is pregnant (and due any day now) and her OB, the wife of my RE, walked into her appointment with the biggest smile. My co-worker asked her why she was so happy and she told her that she had just heard some great news about one of her patients. The OB said she had a patient that came to her for a second opinion. The patient was 40 years old, had experienced infertility for years, and because of her painful menstrual cycles, her doctor was recommending she get a hysterectomy. The OB recommended she see her husband, my RE, for her second opinion. My RE diagnosed her with endometriosis and conducted the surgery to remove it.

ONE MONTH LATER...the woman is pregnant!!! She got pregnant on her OWN, without any fertility treatments.


This is GREAT motivation for me...Now I'm counting down the days until my surgery!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

It's a Date...

If you read my last post HERE, you know that I was diagnosed with endometreosis at the beginning of the week. I am ready to have the surgery NOW and was disappointed to find out that our doctor is 3-4 weeks behind. I called on Tuesday to schedule my appointment and got even more frustrated when I found out the first available appointment was the FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!! Because I am an assistant principal, this was NOT going to work. The next availability was the second week of school. Although this is NOT the ideal situation, I went ahead and scheduled the appointment.

To my surprise, I got a call from the doctor's office on  Wednesday letting me know that they have an opening for August 10th...the week BEFORE teachers  come back to school. I was so thrilled!!!!

I am SO ready to have this procedure because it takes me one more step closer to having our family.