We're looking back at our first Periscope series, Fertility A-Z, and today we are on B!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
C IS FOR COMPARISON
Playing the comparison game is dangerous, no matter what you're comparing. Your spouse, your possessions, your body, your friends. We all do it. Everybody compares at some point, but it's dangerous!
Does it make it easier that you've been pregnant before? When are you going to have kids? Do you want kids? Are you going to have more kids? My friend adopted and then got pregnant! There are so many questions people ask, statements they make, and horrible advice they give (I call this "badvice")...
Women are often labeled as crazy because of our emotions. When you are going through a struggle with fertility, loss, or miscarriage, you DO have so many emotions!! You are not crazy! Your emotions can change so frequently, especially when you're on hormones and fertility drugs!
F IS FOR FAITH
If you are low on faith, I have a couple of scriptures, stories, and a resource that I know will fuel up your hope. You don't need a TON of faith, remember!! Luke 17:6 (MSG) says, "But the Master said, 'You don’t need more faith. There is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ in faith...
My heart has been so burdened for future mommy's. I've been seeing so much pain and obvious heartache all over social media, and I feel led to pray for the mother that so deeply desires a child. The woman who is a mommy in her heart, but hasn't held her child yet. I can so vividly recall the same emotions...
G IS FOR GOD IS
This one is really big for me. Who God is. It's important. It's relevant in our lives and in each of our situations. It's crucial to your faith. So let me ask you this- is there something that you believe about God, but you don't think He will be that way in your life or in your situation?
H IS FOR HAVE FUN!
So this is just a quick reminder to HAVE FUN. Grab your spouse and go on a date, text your girlfriends and go do something you all love to do, remind yourself what you used to do that made you happy, plan something relaxing for yourself. Take CARE of yourself and make the most of the situation you're in.