A Double Blessing

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On Mother’s Day, our family was excited to announce to our church family that we were being obedient to God’s calling on our life as we moved to bring a baby home through adoption. The support we received from everyone humbled us but gave us strength in our new journey. The very next day, I very surprisingly discovered that I was almost 8 weeks pregnant, but had a hysterectomy scheduled in three weeks. To say we were shocked is definitely an understatement, since our doctors informed us that our circumstances could not lead to this outcome.

Our story of my daughter’s birth is of the trauma I experienced after she was born plus surgeries and unknowns for almost four years.  This had led us to the decision to have a hysterectomy and be at peace with moving forward in a new journey. Adoption papers had been turned in, part of our adoption money had already been paid, and our hearts were already praying for the sweet little one who needed a new mommy, daddy, and big sister.

After an immediate appointment with our OB, questions being unanswered, and an anxiety from not only my husband and I, but our doctor too, our fears increased, re-invited old memories, and halted what we had made to be our own plans. The last eight weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions, questions, and doctor visits. Our risk of miscarriage is very high, along with many other medical factors for this pregnancy.

BUT as surely as God is faithful….”–2 Corinthians 1:18

We want this to be our motto as we walk through the next few months with a pregnancy and upcoming adoption. We go ahead knowing that if God wills, we could have 2 babies very soon.

God led me to this verse.
“Since I was so sure of your understanding and trust, I wanted to give you a double blessing.”–2 Corinthians 1:15
A double blessing. We are excited and know that all of these circumstances are totally out of our control. We pray that our faith is strengthened through this process so that no matter the outcome, we can in turn strengthen the faith of someone else.

“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”–2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Now, we ask for your prayers, your support, and your encouragement as we will continue to share our story on our two babies and how God’s double blessing will take place.
“As you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”–2 Corinthians 1:11

P.S. Our hysterectomy was cancelled.

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  1. Shana Hensley
    Posted July 18, 2017 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Praying for you and your family as you all walk in this place of a “Double Blessing”! God is faithful when we call out to Him! Please keep us updated as you can. Love and prayers to you!

  2. Shelly Johns
    Posted July 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Jill, I am praying and expecting our God to guard your hearts and health. I look forward to hearing more of how Lord is working.

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