CHRISTI & MARC
"One of the hardest parts of the infertility journey is seeing everyone else around you become pregnant and learning to not be jealous of them. I continually have to remind myself that I don't know their stories. They could have gone through even more than I have to get pregnant. There are days I want to cut myself off from those who are able to grow their families and other days I want to just spend as much time with them as possible so I can hold their babies. And yet through it all, I have learned to find my peace in God. I am learning to trust Him every day no matter what our family looks like.
In the hardest parts of our journey I longed for a community of believers who understood. Last year I talked to my small group leader about forming a support group at Park for couples going through infertility. Through this we were able to start Hannah's Hope support group. Learning how to open up and talk about such a private and difficult journey has brought so much peace to me. I have been able to process things, remind myself of God's love, and accept that this is our story. I know that we don't always see everything God is doing, but I do know that God is working in both of our lives and through our story."