I love and appreciate when people say that they are thinking of us – it’s nice to know that people are remembering us and are hoping that it works out well for us. Kind thoughts are always appreciated and are not taken lightly.
What really knocks our socks off is when people pray for us. Prayer is such an active process of going to our Heavenly Father and bringing those people and circumstances that are on our hearts to Him. If you want to know what you can do for us, pray. And scratch Frank’s back – he LOVES it.
Whenever I see an ambulance go by, I generally pray for the people in the ambulance. Their day has just gone south if they are headed somewhere in an ambulance. I imagine that these ambulances fly to the hospital, leaving a comet’s tail of prayer in their wake.
A few years ago, when my dad had a stroke, the ambulance made it to my parents’ house in less than 3 minutes. Our neighbors didn’t know what was going on, but their family stood on their lawn and prayed for my dad. It makes my soul happy to know that my dad’s ambulance also had a comet tail of prayer on his way to the hospital. Along with the amazing emergency medical team and the doctors and nurses, I credit the people who stopped to pray for my dad with helping save his life.
During this whole fertility adventure, Frank and I have been so grateful for all of the prayers that have gone heavenward on our behalf. That is stinkin’ awesome!
A few days ago I emailed one of my friends who is an amazing prayer warrior. When she says that she is going to pray, it’s not lip service. She goes to the mat praying. Awe.some.
So I told her about our sitch and she said she’d pray. A few days later she emailed me and said, “This might sound weird, but God told me that you should keep praying (and listening). He is going to give you direction on your treatment and your children.”
What an encouragement! I was energized by this because so often, it’s not always easy for me to hear from God so clearly (that’s a whole ‘nother topic for a whole ‘nother day). The next morning I went for a run and I was praying and God said to me, “Be still and know that I am God.”
While that doesn’t sound like the answer that I was hoping for, it was what I needed. It calmed my heart and soul.
So I went on my merry way.
Then I got an email from my doctor. The second round of tests looked better than the first. We are candidates for insemination.
So I love when people think of us. It’s great and I don’t take that lightly. Some people don’t believe in prayer and so thinking of us is the best thing they have in their arsenal. And it means that we matter to them, which fosters community and love. I’m cool with that.
But when people pray, man, that is awesome. God hears our prayers and that is sweet.