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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Catching a Break

I am sure you've all heard the wonderful news by now, but if you haven't, Giuliana and Bill Rancic are expecting!  You can read all about it here.
These two are just the most precious couple and I am over the moon for them.  They've been through so much and they've always kept their heads held high.   

Fred and I can relate to their story in so many ways.  I love how they've put themselves out there to show everyone that infertility can happen to anyone.  It's a long, hard road, but with a strong faith and love, your dreams can come true.  

Since my surgery in December, I've been pretty quiet about where we've been on our journey to parenthood.  It's not that I was scared or ashamed, but that I just wasn't ready.  

In January, we decided to go ahead with the IUI procedure.  Unfortunately, it did not work and left us with a lot of tears and heartache.  After the tears had dried, we decided that we needed a break.  

After almost 2 1/2 years of trying, 2 surgeries and one miscarriage, we needed time to get back to focusing on God, our family and our lives.  

Right now, we're enjoying each other's company, discussing our options with IVF and adoption and praying God will show us His plan.

Giuliana and Bill have definitely given us more hope! 


44 comments:

allie-mac-fallie said...

I just read about them on another friends blog that I read. I hear that its Infertility Awarness Week.
I am praying that God will use this time to prepare you for being a mother- I admire your strength and courage and putting your trust in him during this time of your life :) Praying for what may come down the road for you all also!!

Beth McC. said...

Ah I am praying for you guys and I put G and B on my blog today as well!

Tara said...

Wow gal, you never know what someone else is going through. Now that you've shared I will be lifting you two up in prayer - that's one good thing about this blogging community, we can lift each other up! :)

Valerie Griffin said...

praying for y'all! God has great plans for your family :)

Emily said...

Continuing to pray for the two of you. God has a plan for you and when the right time comes, he will show you what you are supposed to do. Tim and I have been struggling with this infertility battle for a year and a half now and I keep praying and I know that God's plan for us is better than our own! I hadn't heard about G&B yet, thank you for sharing, it is stories like these that keep my hope alive! :)

Emily said...

Praying for y'all. Sometimes leaving it in God's hands can bring the biggest blessings.

Ashley said...

Soo excited for B and G as well!!! They totally inspire me and make me feel like the options are endless!! I am praying for you on your journey as well! I am sorry your IUI didn't work. We all need a break every now and then. Thinking of you!

J and A said...

Yes thrilled for them. And I know good things are to come for you, your turn is just around the corner. Always hoping for you and Fred. :) And Knox.

betterwithfreckles said...

praying for you sweet girl that God will bring a sweet blessing into your lives!! Pi love <>

Shari said...

Thinking of you always with this. I know everything will work out how it's supposed to. Keep up your faith!

Kristen :) said...

Sending prayers up for you and Fred :)

Neely said...

You know that I am always praying for you and Fred. I love G and B and I do think they are such an inspiration. It WILL happen for you!

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

I love G & B, so happy for them. Thank you for including us on your journey. It's a rough road to parenthood sometimes and in my case even if you get pregnant easily staying pregnant and having healthy children can be a challenge. I think it all works out how it's suppose to in the end.

Anna said...

Praying for you dearest! Pi love and mine! <>
-Anna
asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

aww that's great about them!

i know big plans are waiting for you and fred...and knox haha

Sarah said...

I am praying for you Caroline!

Jen said...

I know the feeling of wanting so badly to be a mother and not being able to. Thinking about you and praying for you!!

Melissa said...

What a great attitude! You're right, God does know what's best and he will definitely lead you in the right direction! I'll continue to keep you in my prayers!

Katie said...

definitely praying for you girl and that you are lead in the right direction. XO

Mateya said...

As always, praying for you and Fred as you continue on this journey!

Beth Ann said...

Bless your hearts. I know that God will provide for you...he is faithful. I hate that you have to have such a heart aching journey to get there though.

I love Guiliana & Bill, too, and was so excited when I saw them announce their big news on the today show!

Nicole said...

I can't imagine your heartache. Saying a special prayer for you today!

AbbyS. said...

thinking about you girl!

Kayln said...

Soo excited for Guilana and Bill, I SOBBED last night watching their special! And praying hard for you and Fred!!!

BeckyJo606 said...

I am so excited for G & B. Thanks for also sharing with us about your journey to a baby. My husband and I are currently seeing a specialist to try to make our dreams a reality. This time can be so stressful and discouraging. I'll be sure to lift you both up extra during this time!

Meagan said...

You are always in my prayers.

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

You know you and Fred are always in my prayers:) I just started watching their show this year and I just love them. They seem like a nice normal couple.

Meredith said...

Praying for you and Fred!! Love G & B, I love how they've shown their story the whole way through.

A.M. said...

You are so brave for honestly putting your struggle out there....it seems these things always have a way of happening in their own crazy way....I have no doubt you would make a great mother and I firmly believe good things come to those who deserve it ;) Keep that beautiful head up!

Leah said...

Love this post and you! I know that God has a wonderful plan for you and I can't wait to see it unfold. You have no idea how much of an inspiration you are xoxo

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Prayers to you and your husband... God has a plan for everyone! Xoxo!

Mrs. S said...

Caroline, your positive attitude is so impressive. I know that God has a plan for yall. Cant wait to watch it unfold. Prayers for you guys!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love your attitude about everything. I am sending lots of prayers your way and I'm sure God will show you His plan soon enough. You know we're all supporting you guys!

amber said...

I don't know you, I found your blog through another blog which I found through another blog and well you get the picture. I visit your blog because I think you have a fun life and cute style. The reason I comment now is I have endometreosis as well. And I had a miscarriage which was the hardest thing I have ever experienced. But I also have daughter and son. I prayed and prayed and prayed and I am so thankful my prayers were answered. I carried a St Gerard medal with me in my purse who is the Saint of those suffering from infertility. I handed it off to a friend who was suffering from infertility and her husband, low sperm count, and it worked for them right away and they have a son. I have since learned of NaPro technology which have better results than IVF and there is supposed to be a really good dr in Cincinnati. http://www.catholicinfertility.org/naprotechnology.html

It was super hard for me to see *everyone* around me getting pregnant so easily. I had to come to terms that anyone can have sex but only God can make a baby.

Hugs to you
Amber in Ohio

emily said...

Continued prayers...

Meghan said...

I am so excited for G & B, and will pray for you as well! :)

Everyday Adventures said...

Prayers are with you and your husband! What a struggle you have been through and remain so positive and hopeful! You are an inspiration to so many women! Sending you even more positive thoughts and hopeful energy that your dreams will come true!

erin said...

I know it must be hard for you to share about your struggle to have a baby, Caroline. I think about and pray for you often in that area.

Natasha said...

thinking about you dear friend...just knowing that G&B have been able to have success with their dreams of starting a family gives me LOTS of hope for you and Fred!! focusing on God is absolutely the best thing you can do and we're all here for you praying away!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I was SO excited to hear that they will finally be getting the baby they have wanted. I can't wait to hear the same for you. I'm sure that it will happen!

Lindsay said...

Praying for you and Fred. Remember, it's all in God's timing. I love G&B too! Such a wonderful couple.

Carolyn said...

I love Giuliana & Bill too! I'm do happy for them! And I sincerely hope that you get your baby too!! I'm sending baby wishes your way! :)

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

They are the only people in the world of reality television that I actually LIKE. I am so happy for them!

You are often in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be! God's plans for us are bigger and better than the plans we have for ourselves.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Britt said...

I am sure God has a glorious plan for you and your family. It is great you are open to other possibilities as well. My husband and I are excited for the day when we will get to bring our little bundle of joy home one day biological or adopted, although not for awhile.