Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Down But NOT Out...

I have had a terrible past two days. I was starting to question why we are going through this journey and why we are facing so many disappointments. I had a great talk with David and my mom...which made a LOT of things better. They both put a bandaid over how I was feeling. But I was still at my breaking point when all of a sudden, several miracles started coming my way.

God never ceases to amaze me.

The first miracle was a text message that I received from one of my blogger friends. It was totally unexpected and was basically a text of encouragment that she had experienced the same thing. Two unexplained miscarriages, folic acid, aspirin, and eventually heparin...and now she is the proud mother of a precious little boy.

Then I received a sweet email from someone that reads my blog. This blogger had emailed me right after our second miscarriage to let me know she was praying for me. She decided to email me today to let me know that I am STILL in her prayers, despite what we are dealing with right now.

And as if that wasn't enough encouragement, I received a daily devotional that began with this verse..."Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again, my Savior." Psalm 42:5

My heart has been rejuvenated, my faith has been restored, my hope is overflowing!

I might have been feeling like I was down for the count, but I am definitely NOT out!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been wanting to comment...but I wanted to have the time to write a detailed message. First, I have 4 children after 4th I had two unexplained miscarriages. One at 17 weeks and one at 12 weeks...baby had stopped growing at 10 weeks. I had switched obgyn after 1st miscarriage...long story, just didn't care for treatment I had received. After the 2nd miscarriage, I asked my new obgyn if he would test me for MTHFR...sure enough I came back homozygous for C677t mutation. Went to peri and a hematologist. Several blood tests later, homocysteine level is within normal ranges(I'm taking lmethylfolate, b12(methylcobolamin, b6(p5p), baby aspirin, thorne prenatal, vegan dha). Hematologist and peri both said that they would recommend Lovenox once I got a positive pregnancy test. I write all of this just to give you some ideas...did your doctors test for mthfr. If you test positive, you should not be taking folic acid because your body cannot process correctly.

A few great info forms are: mthfr.net(Dr. Ben Lynch is very informed) babycenter message boards(Moms TTC with MTHFR and Lovely Lovenox Ladies) These are great forums with lots of advice. You may not have MTHFR, i just wanted to give you this info...just in case. Please feel free to contact me a crmercer@yahoo.com if you have any questions. I have been reading your blog for about 2 years. Enjoy your posts, especially all of your craft and decor ideas.


Fabiola said...

I just re-read all the last posts and I still cannot believe all this mess.
I am heterozygous for C677t mutation, but this mutation did not explain my two miscarriages. But I still took some baby aspirin until I got to the hospital at 35 weeks pregnant.

I pray for you every day and some days more than once. I really want you to have some answers ; )

Wren said...

Bless your heart. I just came across your blog today...you are in my prayers.

Kendra said...

I am still praying for you as well!! May God bless your faithfulness!