Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Why I am thankful for my infertility

15. I have never spent as much time with the Lord as I do now - reading my Bible, devotionals, praying and worshipping.
14. I am learning to be more open with personal matters. Why not share? Something that I have learned might benefit someone else.
13. I am learning more about myself - I am learning that I can handle much more than I once thought I could! And that is solely because of the Holy Spirit living in me giving me the strength to get through each day.
12. I am becoming a more compassionate, sensitive person...more in tune to others needs and emotions.
11. It has created in me an awareness of potential struggles that others might be going through. Some that I might know about, others that I might not ever find out about.
10. I am able to relate and understand the feelings and emotions of others experiencing infertility. I pray that for the rest of my life I will be able to minister to and encourage this population.
9. I am becoming closer with my current friends as they go through this with me.
8. I am making new friends in the infertility world.
7. I am learning to let the little things go. I used to get upset when things didn't go my way. Ex: Getting aggravated when dinner was ready and my husband was running late from work resulting in dinner getting cold, or planning on going out of town for the weekend and then plans changing. I am not a fan of plans changing, but this has put everything into perspective...
6. It has helped me put things into perspective. While infertility is my battle right now, there are people who are going through much more difficult times than I am.
5. I am learning to see God working in areas of my life and others lives that I was previously too busy to see
4. My husband and I are growing closer together and learning more about each other.
3. I am learning patience. I've always heard it said not to pray for patience...and I don't remember ever praying for it...But apparently I needed to learn it. :)
2. I think I am becoming a better, stronger woman.
1. My relationship with the Lord is so much stronger than it ever has been! He is teaching me that He is in control, to trust Him, that He will provide me with everything I need...I could go on and on!

What is everyone else learning through their struggles/trials - infertility or otherwise??

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:2-5


  1. wow, lisa. you are amazing. i am so proud of you and the things you are allowing God to do in and through you! oh, and go week 3!! ;)

  2. This list is just awesome. God truly does use everything for our good. I love number 7 because I am working on thi

  3. I am going to do a post with my own list - I love this! The funny thing is, I had been feeling like I needed to write a list like this. You have prompted me to follow through with it.

  4. Hey Lisa! Just came over here from Becky's blog. I'm from south Alabama too..currently living in Mississippi. I haven't had a chance to look back at your archives to read your story, but I'm adding you now to my google reader. Love this idea and hope to write a similar post soon.

  5. Thanks for this post. It is a reminder of how much we, those whose go through IF, have grown in our IF journey. I am also waiting for my time to be a mommy.