June 2, 2011

Healing Thoughts

Came across this inspirational column today.  And wanted to share some excerpts:

All of us experience surprises every day which cause changes in our lives.

These surprises can be joyful or they can be sad.  Either way they have to be embraced so we can go forward.  One of the biggest struggles in every person’s life is the challenge of  embracing surprises that come our way.  It can be a new birth or it can be a new loss. It can be a marriage of a loved one or a divorce of a loved one. It can be a new adventure of good health or a new adventure of  bad health.  Either way it is a surprise and an adventure that needs to accepted, understood and embraced.  Every daily surprise teaches us something about life. It teaches us how to go deeper within ourselves. It also challenges us to discover what are our real values in life.  Every surprise in life gives us an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God and discover how to profoundly open up to this relationship.

Stay on the new road.  Experience the journey. It will bring you to love and gratitude which is what this life is all about and what the next life is all about.

I love my surprises today.  They teach me how to surrender.

See entire column:


2 Comments on “Healing Thoughts

Yolanda spearman
June 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I am sitting on the couch this morning with my eyes filled with tears as I approach week 27. It is amazing to go through so much to get pregnant then when you finally do it never dawns on you that it may be a challenge to carry the baby. With a shortened cervix and an invitro pregnancy the doctors are watching me fervently. I have been in the hospital for a couple of days. I have had steroid shots and I am still positive. My cervix should be at 3.2 right now and its at 1.65. I have started a new treatment using Crinone and it seems to have helped slow the shrinking because I was measuring at 2.0 five weeks ago. I am praying that I keep shrinking at this snails pace. Now that I am almost 27 weeks my sisters decided to move my baby shower til after the baby is born and since it was going to be a gender shower (where I find out the sex of the baby) They came over on sunday and did a big drum roll. I am having a little girl. YIPPEEE. Can you see the chesire cat smile on my face? I am thrilled down to my baby toe. Her name is Zoe Jeane’. It is a long hard journey to 37 weeks but I am counting down with a huge smile on my face. This is the best work I have ever done and I am thanking God every single second for this opportunity.

Fertility treatments can be costly, emotionally challenging and everything in between but it is worth every cent and every tear. After 5 years of trying and 4 years of fertility treatments, it’s my turn to smile. I feel the kicks and tears role down my cheeks. Sometimes I lost faith but the team at MI center for fertility and women’s health pushed me to keep moving forward. God sends angels in odd places. I am so glad they encouraged me to try one more time.

No matter what you are going through, keep the faith. I got at least 9 no’s before I experienced this 1 glorious yes. God is ABLE.

June 29, 2011 at 1:21 am

Dear Yolanda, what a beautiful share! Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible journey with all of us. You are an inspiration to all of us. Sometimes the path to parenthood is challenging, but we emerge stronger and more capable because of our struggles. Thanks for being part of this community. Please continue to share your journey with all of us. We can’t wait to hear more about you and your daughter. There is a saying: God is good all the time. Keep the faith!


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