Celebrating Life @DaySpring

This past weekend Q was out of town and it was just me and the girl!

I’d been invited to a baby shower of a life-long friend on Saturday; a friend I hadn’t seen in five years!  I was really excited to see her and for her to see Moriah.  But, if I’m honest, there was a tinge of pain…

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - Teddy Bear Prayer Plush
That feeling you get as a woman struggling with infertility.  That constant longing to even just know what it feels like to carry a child in your womb.  The hardest place for me, before Moriah, used to be any place baby-related.  I avoided them at all costs.  I just didn’t want to deal with the emotions.
Jesus Loves Me - Musical Bunny Plush
That means buying gifts for baby showers became pretty difficult.  Honestly, I avoided baby showers, too.
Jesus Loves Me - Musical Elephant Plush - Pink
By God’s grace and his perfect blessing, my heart has healed a little.  It’s not as hard to walk into baby related stores because I have a little girl to buy for, now!

Jesus Loves Me - Musical Monkey Plush
But, friend I know where you are and I know your pain.  Rejoicing with other’s experiencing the joy you long to have can be so hard sometimes.  But, the Lord also tells us this:
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:15

If you find yourself today, where I found myself two years ago, I want to offer you what worked for me; online shopping and Blessings for Baby by DaySpring!

I know how hard it can be to go into that store and pick something cute out when your heart is longing. So, to make it a little easier today, use one of these codes and save a little extra at checkout.

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If you feel led, please let me know how I can pray for you, today.  More than anything, I pray that this space is a space of caring and community.  Know that I’m praying for your aching heart.




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Christie is a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful little girls, a pastor's wife, and lover of Jesus. Her hope is that STC would be a source of encouragement for women all over the world!

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  1. says

    Sweet… my sister and more than one dear friend shares your struggle. It was always hard to know what to say or do… glad to see that God gave you the desire of your heart… and is using you to speak hope and love to women walking that road…

  2. says

    Thank you so much for sharing this, and for your prayers for us!

    I get the infertility thing….it’s awful. I’m still avoiding baby showers. Online shopping is a great idea 🙂

    I appreciate you having the link up!

  3. says

    I can completely relate also. My husband & I had difficulties conceiving when we first wed & I remember all the heartaches associated! I love your idea of online shopping to make things easier on yourself! There is no need in putting more heartache when it is unnecessary. I found Wal-Mart shopping cards (though not cute but very practice) worked nicely for me. My husband & I have since experienced 2 births & recently one adoption. However, I still struggle with “baby things” over the last 2 years when we lost our baby. I understand your feelings & I know God’s love is sufficient! We are again going through international adoption of our 13 y/o daughter; she is deaf-mute & ages out in March. We have not rebounded financially from our first adoption completed in July. However, we know this is God’s will so we are going on complete blind faith. Please pray with us that we will listen & hear God’s words on how He would have us to pay for these expenses. We trust He will provide in HIS time. I have to admit that lately, I’ve been focused on how can I raise this money…selling extra items, making this, setting up at markets, etc., etc. I’ve exhausted myself & I’m finally realizing He has a plan for our specific needs because He has laid the ground work for this adoption too – we are just the vessel. I’m turning it over to Him but please pray for me to fully turn it over to Him (no stressing) & for us to Hear his voice. http://long-road-to-china.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for sharing as it’s a subject that is hard to tackle but I know that it’s a very common struggle!

  4. says

    I am not yet married or even close to being a mom but I was in a really bad car wreck two years ago and ever since then I worry if I’ll be able to have children. I am blessed to have a man who is willing to adopt if that is what we have to do. He also tells me that I need to not worry about things that aren’t in my control, but sometimes I can’t help it.

    I am now following your blog via GFC and email!

    I stopped over via the blog hop at Our Everyday Harvest.

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Exercise Encouragement Group blog

  5. says

    Found you through the blog hop hun! I’m right there with you…hoping and praying that I will someday soon have a little one of my own. And I too avoided the baby showers like the plague! It was great finding your blog! Praying for you sweetie!

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