Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baby Showers and Bad News

Yesterday we had a baby shower for one of the ladies that I teach with. She already has two boys and is having a third boy so we focused on getting her stocked up on diapers and wipes. I had a wonderful time crocheting her the cutest little hat for a baby boy and sewing her a few burp clothes. Along with those homemade goods and the diapers I also gave her a onesie that I had picked up for that someday when I would have a baby of my own.

Last summer they had a blow out clearance on the cutest onesies with the funniest little sayings on them. Last summer, being the first few months that we were ttc (trying to conceive), I was still in a state where my head was in the clouds and I was excited to look at everything baby. So the $1.00 that I paid for said onesies was such a great deal that I brought a handful of them.

It was during that time that I expected a call back from my gynecologist office saying that they would call in clomid for me for another month. I would rush to the pharmacy after work to pick up the pills that would undoubtedly give me terrible hot flashes, headaches, cramps, and craziness. I would take them though, because just maybe I would get my miracle baby from them. Instead, I got the call from the nurse and she said that something was low on my husbands analysis and that clomid would not be called in for me because if he had something low it wouldn't help me in the long run. She also said that a referral would be made for us to a fertility center where we would try to get additional help. I was devastated by this news. After getting off the phone I went to the bathroom to try to compose myself before heading back to the baby shower. So, I went back in but couldn't handle it. I looked at my friend who teaches 7th grade and she knew I was in no state to stay. I left and cried the whole way home. I was secretly hoping that it wouldn't get to this, that we wouldn't have to go to a special office. Last night I moped, today I forged ahead.

This morning I called the fertility center and gave them our information to schedule our first appointment. I prayed for an initial appointment time really soon so we wouldn't have to waste too much time. Our prayers were answered as they have an opening next Friday. It is even better because I have spring break and won't have to take time off from work to go to the appointment.

Our prayers for this new phase is that the doctors will be knowledgeable so they can figure out what is wrong with us. I also pray for the best possible plan of action, that my insurance will cover some of the appointments, that we wouldn't have to do anything too invasive, and most of all that if it be the Lord's will that we would have a precious miracle baby.

~Amy

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  1. SEEKING GOD?

    Is it possible to seek God? Calvinists teach that none seek God. They believe God selects all who will be saved, making it an impossibility to seek HIM. Man-made doctrines are always contrary to Scripture. God's word is always, the last word.

    Acts 15:15-17 With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written, 16 After theses things I will return, And I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, And I will restore it, 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,

    Prophets of God agree that all mankind may seek the Lord; a sharp contrast to Calvinistic teaching.

    Psalm 10:4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God."

    The wicked can seek God, however, they choose not to. Pride destroys the desire to seek God.

    Acts 17:26-27 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

    Mankind is to seek God. He is there for whoever is willing to find Him.

    Psalm 53:1-2 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God.".....2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks God,

    If God selects men to be saved against their will, He would not have to look down to see who seeks Him.

    Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

    God says diligently seek Him. Calvinists proclaim that no man can seek God. Who do you believe?

    2 Chronicles 19:3 But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

    Men need to prepare their hearts to seek God.

    Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

    The writer of the Psalms says God will not forsake those who seek God. Those who preach, the John Calvin view of predestination, strongly disagree.

    Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom......

    Jesus says seek God's kingdom. John Calvin says men cannot seek God.

    Hebrews 11:6 ....for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

    God rewards those who seek Him.

    GOD DOES NOT ARBITRARILY FORCE MEN INTO HIS KINGDOM. MEN NEED TO SEEK GOD!

    (All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

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