“Thank you for sharing your story and I hope some day I am as brave as you and can put myself out there to help others. You have no idea how helpful your story was to me and I’m sure many others.”
“I wanted to let you know how much I have learned from your openness in your blog. there have been many things that you have written that had never crossed my mind before. I have pondered, briefly, on what hurtful things I may have said over my many years of ignorance and hope that anyone on the receiving end realized that it was only that.”
Those are just a few comments from the- literal- hundreds of emails that I have received about my writing on this blog.
I never thought this would be my story. I didn’t expect to be the trying to conceive, secondary infertility, chemical pregnancy, IVF and fertility clinic expert. I didn’t plan to have an only child. I didn’t plan to have a failing reproductive system.
But, it doesn’t matter what my plan was. This is what my life is.
It was selected and ordained before the foundation of the world. Just for me, and Jim, and Abigail.
That calling has had to be modified a bit. I have one arrow. She is a darn fine arrow and I simultaneously dread and am exhilarated at the prospect of loosing her on this world someday. But, I thought we would have more to send with her.
ALL of that to say, it made me think of this. Of my story. How my “plan” has not gone how I thought it would at all, but how it is reaching people and touching people and sharing Jesus more than I ever expected to be able to do. It’s beyond clear to me that my refined calling has placed me exactly where I am supposed to be. He wants me to share what He is doing with our family for a very specific purpose and I don’t want to waste it.
Not for a second.
So, whether what you are dealing with right now is hard or is easy, your story is the one God has guided, selected, and chosen for you.
It is YOURS.
So tell it.