Quite the Journey Together

A week less than 9 months ago, my good friend and her husband sat with me on my guest bedroom floor. They had just flown in from Minnesota for a visit, and we were catching up. At one point, my friend’s husband said, “So, can please talk about how annoying it is that everyone’s getting pregnant?”

See, this friend and I had bonded over our struggle to conceive. Well, actually we bonded years before that when we voted together, and ran together—all in one day—but that’s another story. For the previous many months, we had walked side by side on a nasty infertility journey. And here her husband was joining the conversation.
Less than 2 weeks later, my friend and her husband joined the pregnant club, and two months after that conversation with friends on the guest room floor, Erik and I did as well. Absolutely incredible!
Last night, my friend texted me around 9:00pm that she was in the hospital, ready to have her baby! Is God good or what? We never would have guessed we’d actually be here. Well, I know we hoped and trusted, but to actually be here is truly incredible.
God is so faithful!
As overused as it is, this verse comes to mind:
“I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper and not to harm you. Plans to bring you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
It’s with many many tears and a very full heart that I welcome my dear friends’ little girl into this world.
And greatly anticipate the birth of my son!
They will be married, you know. 🙂

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at www.QBQ.com and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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3 Responses to Quite the Journey Together

  1. Kristin says:

    You definitely read it wrong…

  2. Jenn Martin says:

    Did you actually post where you conceived or did I read that wrong??!! Weirdo.

  3. Nick + Amber says:

    yippee!!!I know after we miscarried, despite all the confusion and anger and hurt, I couldn't help but claim God is GOOD. I don't know how anyone can go through such trying times without Him.Blessings to your friend!!! YAY!!!!

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