Saturday, January 12, 2008

Life has been crazy around here. Spent a week in Atlanta at the Youth Ministry Conference! We had some great experiences and enjoyed spending time with old friends.

Franklin and I are still trying to get pregnant. We have been thrust into the world of fertility treatments and shots. I don't know how people endure this month after month. I received my first hcg shot yesterday and I haven't felt the same since. I had a migraine the size of Texas last night, my whole body aches like a 93 year old, and this afternoon I slept for 3 1/2 hours!

I had a conversation with a friend of mine today who is also taking fertility shots and hcg. I asked her if she ever felt guilty, like we were playing God when we go to such lengths to have a baby! Where's the line between having faith in God and putting your faith in modern medicine? Then again don't we go to such lengths when we have a heart attack, cancer or get in a car accident? We allow the doctors to do everything they can to save us. What are your thoughts on this subject?

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Aw, I didn't know you guys were trying to give Fischer a little sibling! I remember how bad I wanted to have a baby before we finally had Hannah. I think God has given us scientific means to realize some of our dreams, and don't see how using injections, fertility meds, etc. is excessive.

That being said, it's tough sometimes to know if He's putting roadblocks up or if we're experiencing challenges that He wants to help us overcome. I think the key is to continually pray for His guidance, to make certain to always give Him your heart and your plans, and He will take care of the rest. (that's the hardest part, I know!)

I hope I don't sound preachy. I struggle with my plans v. His plans and with daily giving them to Him, to not just trying to make them all happen myself. I'll be praying for you guys and His will in your family. Thanks for sharing!

carrie said...

Are you feeling any better? I hopet hat things go good for you!

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Judy said...

Tracy, blame it on Franklin. I tagged you also.

Dannielle said...

I had no idea, I am sorry for your struggles. You both will be in my prayers. Big hugs from Oklahoma to Nebraska!

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh, I just got your wonderful news - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!