IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING CHILDREN, BE AWARE. THE TINY FINGERPRINTS THAT SHOW UP ON ALMOST EVERY NEWLY CLEANED SURFACE, THE TOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE, THE PILES AND PILES OF LAUNDRY LYING AROUND TO BE TACKLED, WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOO SOON. AND, YOU WILL, TO YOUR SURPRISE, MISS THEM PROFOUNDLY. THOMAS S. MONSON

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Steps Part II

So, our challenge has been diagnosed. I asked Joel if I could blog about it, and he said I could, then I thought about what I would say, and there was not much I really felt comfortable posting for the WORLD to read about. So, out of respect for my family, and our future baby, I will spare details!

Joel and I are going to meet with a specialist on the 6th of Oct. and then we will schedule an appointment so some corrections can be made. October will be out of the question for conception, but November we will start up again! I would love to have another baby in October or November, but we will wait much longer then that if we have to. The good news is; 1)we know more now then we did two months ago, and 2) we are able to fix the problem. We are so blessed to have a CRAZY toddler to keep our minds occupied. Of course Joel is busy at work, and I am busy... well... you know what I do... I read something on a blog a few nights ago, and I don't even remember the exact text, but something like, "Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me the opportunity to wash the marker off the walls today, and for allowing me to reach my entire arm down the toilet to get my great grand mothers pearls..." I thought about all the stresses that come with children, and how the benefits far out weigh any frustration. Then, I remembered the 11 long and painful months it took to make Nora. That also, was well worth the pain. Our Savior knows that exact pain. I know that when I hurt, He can heal me. When I am stressed, He can relax me, when I am sad, and when I am afraid, He will comfort me. The moments when I feel closest to Him are the same moments, that I feel everything could fall apart around me. Of course, I know they won't. Through my obedience, and faith, life is better and I am blessed!

4 comments:

Jennifer Urbin Photography said...

Kirstynn...I love this post. It is so beautifully written. Ok so maybe I'm a little hormonal right now but seriously...it was so touching...I got choked up and a little teary eyed. It may have something to do with the two of you and how special you guys are...I don't know, but I loved it! Love reading your posts! Can't wait for babysteps 3!

Julie Barb said...

You guys will be in my prayers through this journey. I hope it all works out and you can have that Oct/Nov baby next year!!!

Caldiero Family said...

Keep going girl, you are doing great!

Tartelette said...

Keep the Faith! Without it I don't think we would have been able to come to grip with the fact that we can't have children and that the problem can't be fixed and last straw, that my husband's age prevents us from adopting.
On a positive note, we are the neighborhood's kids favorite aunt and uncle!!

I'll keep you in my prayers!