I began this blog when I was 23 years old and my husband, Jesse was only 21. That was in December of 2007 when we decided that we wanted to bring a baby into our family. We had no idea all that decision entailed. Back then I had a false assumption that I was super-fertile and would get pregnant even while on birth control. Well, I was off of birth control for over a year, went through all of the fertility testing, and then was diagnosed with "unexplained infertility".

This past year has been one of the most difficult I have ever been through. I ran the emotional gauntlet on this issue, ranging from intense sadness and heartache to anger towards God to total peace about what He is doing. God began to show me how He was using my infertility as a ministry. It is my hope to share my testimony with others so that they may either be encouraged as they face their own infertility or educated as they learn what infertility entails. More than that, though, I hope that the things I share point others to God regardless of what they are going through.

When I first began this blog, the entries were kept private. But I have decided to open everything up in order to let people see the raw truth of the struggle. I strive to find the fine line between sharing the truth and sharing too much information. However, it is my desire to share my heart, regardless. And I have learned that there is never "too much information" in the world of infertility.

After being diagnosed with unexplained infertility on November 17, 2008, I was put on a round of 50mg of Clomid to strengthen the quality and quantity of my eggs. I suppose it was how God chose to work because I became pregnant that very cycle.

In order to be sensitive to those who are still going through infertility, I have opened up a new blog about my pregnancy. I am maintaining this one, though, hoping that it serves as a testimony to anyone who may be going through infertility at the time they come across my site. If you want to follow my life's journey, check out my other blogs. And if you would like, please don't hesitate to email me:
mrs_peterson07@yahoo.com

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thoughts

Know that I'm still praying for each and every one of you. I rejoice with those of you who are celebrating the gift of a miracle pregnancy and I weep with those who are grieving of another childless month. I read EVERY single one of your blogs daily and pray constantly for every person on my list. I love you guys and am interceding on your behalf.

4 comments:

Hillary said...

Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers!

Melanie said...

Mandy I have not forgotten about you! I apologize for being distant. It's a problem I have and it's an issue im asking the Lord to release from my heart. I am sure you understand as you have struggled thru infertility!

Thank you for your prayers and I will be praying for you more often!

God bless...

kcmarie122 said...

Thanks so much Mandy! Your sensitivity to those of us still struggling just shows the depth of your character! And keep those prayers coming! We can use all the prayers we can get! :)

Hope all is well with you!

Mrs. Hammer said...

You are such a blessing! Thank you for your prayers. I hope all is going well with your pregnancy. You hadn't posted anything in a while and I started to get worried about you :) and that every was ok. You are in my prayers as well!