Sunday, February 08, 2009

Two Years... and counting.

As of yesterday, it has been two years since we started having miscarriages. What have the last two years looked like? Lots of tears, doctor's appointments, and bloodwork. And still, no answers. We're begging God for the next two years to be different.

February 7th is otherwise a fun date for us. It was the date of my salvation in 1988, and it was the birthdate of my childhood hero, Laura Ingalls Wilder. In 2002, it was the date of our first (and only?) real date in San Diego. Dan had picked me up at a friend's house after work about 3pm and we spent the rest of the day/night together, until midnight. Those were the days! February 7th, 2006, was also the official due date for Russell. Some days just 'stick out' on the calendar, and February 7th will always be one of them.

I am so thankful every day that God sent Dan into my life. As I've shared with my sisters, "any guy can be with you in the good times. You want a guy that will be with you in the bad." Dan has been a champion the last two years and I am so thankful for him.


C. Beth said...

I continue to pray for you to be blessed with what your heart so deeply desires, Hillary.

You've got a wonderful husband there, and what a beautiful tribute to him in this post.

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing that as I didn't know any of that.

I hope I find a husband like that as well.

Aly sun said...

Oprah said something similar. She said its easy to find a friend who will ride with you in the limo, but you want a friend who will be with you when it breaks down. I am so thankful you found Dan. He is a perfect match for you. It is hard on the caring husband when he can't fix your hurt. I pray that God gives you both deliverance and comfort, patience and wisdom.

Grad3 said...

Me too.

People are flabbergasted when I tell them that I worried that my husband wouldn't stay with me if we couldn't have children. To the outside world, it never seemed like that was a reason to leave.

We know different. It happens.

I am so glad that you found someone who will wait out the storm with you.

I hope the next two years bring you love and joy. ~Hugs~

Stacey said...

I'm sorry about the two-year mark, and all the sad times that I know those 2 years contained. Sweet words about your husband, though! What a blessing to have great guys beside us through thick and thin.

Choco Girl said...

As a single lady, that would be something to wait for...all in God's timing!

Photogrl said...

Dates are funny things...I'm glad that you have lots of positives to go along with the not so fun memories.


Chris said...

I will pray for you.

Glenn+Jenn+Owen+Ian said...

That is my brother's birthday, too!