Thursday, April 05, 2007

Miracle Neice

My closest blood relative . . . the woman who came from the same womb I did . . . experienced a miracle today.

My sister Kelly and her husband Michael have been unable to give birth to a child. For years they have prayed and tried and suffered through infertility. But, still no life. Last year they were chosen as adoptive parents. It was an answer to prayers. With little time to prepare, they readied their home, their lives, and their hearts to receive a baby. Every hurdle was passed with a bit more joy, until at the last possible moment . . . the adoption was canceled. It was the equivalent of a still born death. We were heart broken.

Then, amazingly Kelly got pregnant. A "one last shot" attempt with treatments worked! The last nine months have been anxious for me and I know they have been uncertain for Kelly & Michael. Yesterday, we met another of God's miracles, this one named Taryn.

Life never turns out the way we expect or plan or dream. However, the one true and living God is able to surprise us with life through our death.


Amy said...

I have a friend that has a similar story, but hers hasn't had its happy ending yet. Here's her blog: I would ask that since your sister can closely relate, that she please keep this person in her prayers because she can pray with a yearning I do not understand.
Thanks, Amy

Brady Bryce said...

Amy, I can definitely relate. Infertility is devastating especially when combined with the death of small children. What your friend is going through is very similar to a miscarriage. It is a huge loss. My heat is heavy for your friend. I pray that God be large in her life.