Now that all of my baby showers are over, I wanted to share the story behind this print. As most of you know, Blake and I went through IVF for the first time three years ago this month. We got three precious little embryos and ended up implanting all three because they were very weak. Throughout the month, I kept thinking and praying about how I wanted to share the good news with my family. Koral designed this print for me, I had it printed and was ready to give it to them when we got the call. I was so excited I could barely stand it. It was a moment that I had prayed so hard for. But that call never came. Instead, we got that dreaded phone call from the doctor that the transfer was not successful. Our three sweet babies were in Heaven and we would never get to hold them this side of Heaven. That moment I had dreamed of was shattered before my very eyes.
I decided I wanted to hold onto these prints because it was a great reminder in our darkest season that even if God didn’t give us a baby, we are still so blessed. I had to wake up each day and choose to be thankful for the blessings we did have and not focus on what we didn’t.
Fast forward three years and we find out we are pregnant with our little miracle boys. It was so fun to finally get to give these prints to my family and tell them the story. I also wanted to use them in a special way at my showers. So I had many women submit infertility stories and I put them in the back of these prints with the story behind the message and gave them out as favors for all of my showers. I asked every person who took a print to pray specifically for the sweet woman that they got. It has been such a blessing to me to hear the stories of my people praying for my people.
If you are wanting a print, they will be launching this coming Monday on our site as part of our Hymn Collection. We hope they are a reminder every day to focus on the blessings in our lives, even as we are walking through really hard things.