Last May we published a post titled “Thank You.” With the recent birth of our son, our hearts are full and we feel the need to express thanks again.
In November 2013 after years of hoping to be pregnant, I had to have surgery. During the surgery, my doctor discovered that I would never be able to conceive another child without medical intervention. We were heartbroken. Financially, the expensive procedures that would make our dream of having another child a possibility seemed hopelessly out of reach.
The following spring an anonymous donor approached my family about donating to our cause if we could raise the other half of the money. To our astonishment and gratitude, the Baby for Becky fundraiser was soon underway. Thanks to the support and encouragement of so many, the fundraiser was successful.
In June we completed an IVF cycle.
In July we found out we were expecting.
One month ago this little sweetheart was born:
We kinda love him. A lot.
(After more than seven years of hoping and waiting, my daughter is at last a big sister.)
A quote from Anne of Green Gables keeps coming to my mind lately…
“When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla.”
That medical diagnosis was our future stretching straight out before us. We were busy picking up the pieces of our dreams and reshaping them into something more “realistic” when the unexpected opportunity to do IVF opened up and so many miracles occurred.
A bend in the road. A giant one.
Thank heavens for bends in the road. And for miracles–God’s hand in our lives. And for the love and support of dear family and friends.
Our Easter Story Eggs (the featured item in our Baby for Becky fundraiser last year) are a regular item on our website but with Easter coming up again, they are listed at a special sale price for a limited time. We are also doing a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate toward your purchase of $50 or more. It’s super easy to enter–just look up Traditions We Treasure on Facebook and follow the instructions on our recent Easter Story Eggs post. The giveaway entry period ends at 8:00 a.m. MST on Monday, March 30th.
Happy Easter! We hope you enjoy this special time of year with your loved ones.