Showing posts from December, 2013

Happy Birthday Jude Michael

Today is my Jude Michael’s birthday. One year ago he left my body to be with Jesus. One year ago, I was quickly losing my grasp on hope.
2012 was a very hard year for me. I started the year by seeing a doctor about my infertility. And by the end of the year I had miraculously become pregnant three different times, only to lose each baby during my first trimester. I was told by three different doctors that it might be time to quit trying - that I was probably pressing my luck. Getting pregnant is somewhat risky for me because of my history of ectopic pregnancies.
As I said goodbye to baby Jude, I talked to God. A lot. I argued with Him. I pleaded with Him. And finally I rested in Him. By the beginning of 2013 I was able to honestly tell Him that I trusted Him and His plan for my family. “God, if my family is complete, I am content with that. I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful, sweet daughter and they are more than enough.”
Losing Jude was a turning point for me. At my very weakest…

Our Miracle Baby Has Arrived!

I plan to write more about this later but wanted to let my readers know that our sweet miracle baby has arrived! She was born on December 1st and is as perfect as she could possibly be. We are blissfully happy and are home adjusting to our new lives as a family of four. I am so thankful for the prayers of so many of you and above all grateful to my Heavenly Father who has answered my prayers and given me the desires of my heart!
Meet our sweet baby Ariani. You can read more about her at the blog I have created for her (an online journal I am keeping for her) at*
[*Note the blog address change for Ariani's blog if you have visited it previously.]