17. April 2013 · Comments Off on The Bible Mentions Several “Old Women” Having Babies, Right? · Categories: Prayers, Trying to Conceive

This morning my husband and I had our first appointment with a fertility specialist about having another baby.  We were blessed 3 1/2 years ago with our son, naturally, but also a month after we saw another fertility specialist.

This morning’s appointment didn’t result in great news.  The doctor feels we have a stacked deck against us having any additional children.  That’s not the end of the story though and he’s willing to help, but he was cautious.

I’m 40 and my husband is 44.  Apparently, getting pregnant after 40 has a 10% success rate and by 41 it falls to 5% chance.  I don’t know if that is a “per cycle” percentage or not, but those percentages don’t look very good.

When the doctor was telling us everything we’ve got against us, I wanted to cry.  Then later I started beating myself up for anything I could for making getting pregnant difficult.  But my lovely husband sent me an email that perked me up and reminded me that this is in God’s hand.  And then I remembered all those women of the Bible that had babies in their older years.  There is always hope!!!

 

May God bless us with the additional children we so strongly desire.  May we bring them up with praise for you, Lord, wisdom and strength.  Amen.

17. April 2013 · Comments Off on A Prayer for Boston · Categories: Prayers

Dear Heavenly Father, please help the healing begin; for those physically injured and those emotional scarred by the events in Boston on Monday.  Abundantly bless those who came to the aid of the victims.  Amen.