Monday, January 26, 2009

Something Personal

Well, I am doing something I haven't really done before, and that is sharing a pretty personal story on our blog. It is not that I am against it at all, but just have never felt the need or had a reason to do so. Now I do. I have to share this story in full detail so that you can understand the gravity of the situation and the true wonder of God in it. So here goes...


When this story begins was a few months back and at that point in time we had been actively trying to conceive, without success. Thankfully we are in the military, with military health insurance, and because of that do not have to wait a full year of not being able to get pregnant prior to start any testing to see if there is a problem with either of us that may or may not be fixable. Either way, we wanted to know, so that we would at least know if we can have children. Anyhow, about 5 months into doctor's visits, I had a test done that poured dye in my uterus to ensure that it is shaped normally, has no cysts, or anything else wrong that would prevent having a baby. The day of the test, as I was talking to the doctor beforehand he said that it is always a possibility that my fallopian tubes are not open all of the way to the ends, and if so we will see that and possibly fix that with this test (by flushing them out). He also stated afterward that we would probably not see that, as it is unlikely, but you never know. Right after this, as I was waiting for the test to be preformed, I prayed. I prayed a quick, but heartfelt prayer in a breath (as I was not able to do otherwise), just asking God that if there was a problem to fix it right there and right then. I longed to be a mother, and had been struggling with this issue of not being able to become pregnant. Well, as the test went on, the doctor surprisingly stated that my fallopian tubes were NOT clear all the way to the ends! Whoa, can we fix it, I wanted to know. He said he would try to flush them out, and he did! He did not say that it is a recurring problem or anything to worry about, but that some women just have that happen. Needless to say after that appointment, I was recharged, thankful, and felt that we had a fresh start, and two months later, right before Christmas I found out that I am pregnant!! So now, I am about 10 weeks pregnant, and we are happy as clams about it. We are so thankful and grateful to God. I am so amazed and thankful that I have a Savior who would hear my small, quick prayer, and answer it, granting us the desire of our hearts. Praise the Lord!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh Jenny I am so happy for you... We have been praying for God to open your womb... I am just so thankful I wish I could hugg you!!! Jenny what a miracle.. We are so blessed to have so many friends who were unable to concieve and now have concieved!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!!!

Tom and April said...

Praise the Lord! I cannot tell you the happiness I feel for you. I get strong burdens for barren women because I was one at one point. I have shared that testimony with you and am so thankful He has answered your prayers. We love you and will be praying for a healthy and happy child!

I am truly blessed said...

Oh Praise the Lord!!! Isnt God good. I am so very excited for you guys. I will be praying for your pregnancy..and a healthy baby that will grow up to serve the Lord!!

Jenny said...

Wow, Jenny!!! Praise the LORD!!!! What a mightly God we serve!! I am delighted to see your blog post, it was a really hard secret to keep!!! You and Carl must be beaming... we are SOOOOo excited for you guys and cannot wait to see this little baby Bodin!! Woo Hoo!!

Anonymous said...

Jenny, God is Awesome!!! I am so happy for you both. Thank you for sharing your story. To God be the Glory for this great thing HE has done.

~ Sheri B.

Serving up life, Family Style said...

PRIASE THE LORD!!! How exciting!!
I don't even know you,(friend of Jen S.) but I am so happy for you!!
I'll be praying for you and your little one.

Jenny B. said...

Thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers! I love you all and miss you so, we weren't telling for a while, and after I posted that I felt such relief to finally be able to tell all you dear friends! :)

One Happy Family said...

Wow . . .where have I been??? I need to check blogs more often!! Jenny - I am thrilled to hear of your pregnancy and even more thrilled to hear how the glory has been given to the Lord! I am sure that you will have a league of people praying for you throughout your pregnancy! I will be one of them! Your testimony reminds me of Hannah and how she asked for the man child then got up and had a happy countenance and was at peace. Many hugs . . . love you and hope to hear more as you progress. Pictures would be good too!

Jenny B. said...

Oh yes, I will definitely keep you posted with pictures! :)

Anonymous said...

Jenny, you may not remember me, as we came to Westside the end of March last year; I met you and your husband once during greeting time; my family and I were sitting right in front of you and your husband. I am so very happy for you and your husband; what an answer to prayer from our faithful God. I will continue to pray that all would go well, and that you will have an enjoyable pregnancy and healthy baby. Teresa Olsen

Jenny B. said...

Thank you Teresa! I can't believe you remember us. :) Thank you again for your sweet words and prayers.

Ron and Tiffany said...

So happy for you guys! That's so exciting! We'll be praying for a happy, comfortable pregnancy, and a healthy baby. So thankful to God, and it's nice to know (for possible future reference) that the military can and does assist in this department!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jenny! We are so very glad at your blessed news!! We will be praying for a healthy baby and momma!! I am so excited for you!! God is so good and His timing is so perfect! Praise Him for technology to be used for some help, knowing that it is ultimately God who allows conception to take place.

~Emily Houston

Holly Hoffschneider said...

Jenny,

I LOVE U VERY MUCH AND DON'T FORGET MISS TO KEEP PUTTING PICTURES UP OF MY NIECE OR NEPHEW THROUGH YOUR PREGNANCY AND ULTRASOUNDS!!!!!!!!

I LOVE U SIS AND HOPE TO SEE U IN JUNE!

LOVE,

HOLLY