Last week, we received this letter in the mail:
A lot has gone on in the last couple of months. Finding out about my DOR condition was difficult, but it also gave us the confirmation we needed to continue with IVF. We thought about having the IVF in January, but I felt too rushed and overwhelmed. I needed a little time to process everything, and I wanted to enjoy Christmas without the stress of medications and doctor's appointments. We used that time to pursue God in prayer, and we know others have been praying on our behalf, as well. We feel peace and excitement about pursuing our IVF this spring! And we're so grateful for the financial gifts we received over the last month. That has relieved a major stressor with this process.
The end of a year and the beginning of a new year always brings a mix of emotions. Without fail, I feel sadness at the end of another year. We of course always hope that "this will be the year" for us. The holidays can be especially difficult, as well. But there is always hope. The new year brought a freshness in my heart, especially with this exciting adventure just around the corner. I know that no matter what, God has good things in store for our life. And I'm ready for it.