Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Change plans, another option

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

My job informed me that we will not be able to travel to Mumbai for treatment and will have to seek other means. Unfortunately, that door was closed but, Gracious God opened a window and in poured,"Clinic of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology Zlin, Czech Republic". After an initial email requesting additional information. I received a prompt reply the next afternoon with loads of information needed to assist in our journey.

I am very happy with the clinic and mourning the fact that we will not be able to travel to India. But, God has blessed us to have another option and we will pursue it with his help.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On Track

From my SM

You can make many plans, but the LORD'S purpose will prevail.
-Proverbs 19:21 NLT

People tend to like what they can plan, maneuver, and control--hence the popularity of PDA's, reservations, and retirement packages. This proverb can be viewed as GOD pulling the rug out from under us. We can plan as much into the future as we would like, but nonetheless, GOD is going to have HIS own way. All our planning seems to be pointless.

It takes the right attitude to understand that the verse is consoling, not annoying. To be annoyed at GOD's ultimate authority over the future is to assume that he is not looking out for our best interest. Rather, GOD hopes to bless HIS people to a higher measure than we can imagine. A better attitude regarding Proverbs 19:21 is one of relief, that no matter how we chart our own courses, GOD is poised to keep us on the right track. If as Christians we are sincere in our desire to see GOD glorified, then we will not argue when GOD's purpose overrules our own. Today's thought: Don't plan to leave GOD out.

Monday, November 2, 2009

IF at first you don't succeed...

Try, try again and that's exactly what we are doing. We had a rough time after the disappointment of not being able to cycle in August. But, understood it was God telling us, it's not time. We have continued to pray and are blessed God has allowed us the opportunity to try again.

We will continue this journey with our same clinic in Mumbai. We were informed that we will be able to use our first pick Donor, yes...We were afraid we wouldn't be able to cycle with her and were elated when we received the news. We will begin the meds and all the other pokes and prods this month. Please keep us in your prayers.

CONGRATS to all the new parents, new pregnancies and 2w waiters. My prayers are with you all. And to those of us who are still trying, try, try again.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Urgent email from clinic...

Please note that i have done a day 5 scan of your donor today and unfortunately she has not given a very good response ( that is, not formed a good number of eggs). We have therefore decided to cancel her cycle for you.

Although this news was devastating, it wasn't the end of our road. We will change donors, change our travel dates for a month or two and continuing praying. I completed my hysteroscopy yesterday, results were NORMAL. All of our tests are complete, just awaiting new donor profiles and travel arrangements.

Today, my youngest son celebrated his 6th birthday and I couldn't let him down by thinking of myself. He had an outstanding birthday.

My prayers go out to each and every IP and those going through IVF.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Each step of the way, our Savior has prepared for us...

Email from our clinic this morning:

This is to bring to your notice that your Donor has got her menses and we have started the stimulation for her.
Her egg pick up would therefore fall on the 8th / 9th of August and the embryo transfer on the 11th / 12th August.
This would be during the dates in which you would be in Mumbai.
Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Oh, what great news to awake to. We are ecstatic to say the least. We will be meeting a family friend while in Mumbai and look forward to some sight-seeing, as well. (When the weather permits) I have so much on my mind and was ready to place it in the blog but since I've started typing, I have drawn a blank. Has to be the excitement.

Thank you Lord for your mercy and your grace.

Stay tuned for more...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

INSPIRATION..Will you get back up?

Please click this website to view an empowering message. I thought that it was fitting for those of us going through IVF.

Friday, July 17, 2009


A Birth Certificate shows that we were born.
A Death Certificate shows that we died.
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat .. . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.
I Believe....
That just because two people argue, doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe....
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe....
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance..
Same goes for true love.
I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be..
I Believe....
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I Believe.....
That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I Believe...
That my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing, and have the best time.
I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had,
and what you've learned from them.....and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe...
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I Believe....
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,but we are responsible for who we become.
I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, if a friend cries out to will find the strength to help.
I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe....
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything.
Thanks to all the wonderful people who help us throughout the journey of life...