And we know that in all things God works for the good of those that love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Friday, February 18, 2011


Warning this is another of my very raw, very real posts!

Today we found out that our most recent fertility attempt failed. I have been doing better each month at handling that news, but this one was tough.

I started the month off praying, not that the IUI would work, but that if this was God's timing everything would go well. I also prayed, that if not, God would not allow the cycle to be "smooth". I just asked Him to give me some clues that it's not time yet....a bad blood test, not many follicles, a difficult IUI, just something to clue me in.

The entire cycle went perfectly. Everything went great and looked great right up until today. I had almost allowed myself to believe that it had actually worked and I was pregnant. Then all hope was shattered again.

I was upset, I was frustrated, I was disappointed, I was angry! I cried, I prayed, I cried, I stared at the wall blankly, I cried. After a couple hours, I decided I needed to get up and do something, so I put on my worship music and started cleaning the house. As I cleared off the coffee table I, of course, came across a Parenting magazine that had come in the mail the day before. (I have NO idea why I'm still getting them anyway!)

I snapped! I got very angry...angry to the point that I literally threw the magazine across my living room and into the kitchen. It hit my refrigerator and knocked all the papers off, and I screamed. It wasn't a scared scream, it was a loud angry scream!! And then I collapsed into a heap on my floor and sobbed.

I was and still am angry at God. I'm angry that Kinley is gone. I'm angry that I can't get pregnant. I'm angry that I'm 6 1/2 hours away from most of the people who love me. But most of all, I'm angry that God allowed everything this month to go well and then didn't allow me to become pregnant. I don't understand what His purpose was for that. I may never understand.

I know that lots of time people comment on how "strong" I am, but I assure you, I'm very human!!! The truth is, I'm on the edge of losing it! I'm exhausted physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Luckily, my angry tantrum with God today will pass. It's much like when I get angry with my husband. I may spout off in my anger, but when it's over, I know and he knows that I still love him. I'm not giving up, I'm not giving in, I'm just getting my anger out. I can't guarantee that tomorrow will be any better than today, but I know God's not done yet!!


  1. Hurting for you, angry right along with you, but still praying, hoping, trusting . . . .and loving you so very much. - Aunt Tee Tee

  2. Sending hugs & love your way! Keeping you in my prayers...

  3. It's ok to be angry. It's real. Maybe he wanted you to see that you still have hope of good cycles even though now is not your time? When I was in your shoes I told myself that even a normal, healthy woman has anywhere from a 30-50% chance of conceiving each month depending on what you read. So even with a perfect cycle it still isn't a promise. You've got so many who love you, it's ok to be weak and angry sometimes and let them catch you.

  4. I don't even know what to say. I've said it all before and I meant it. God is in control and all the rest but I know that a person gets angry and that you're disappointed and that is okay. God understands and He loves you both. He has a plan and we won't understand the whys when things aren't as we want them to be. Just hang on, and keep trusting Him as I know you will. Love you both so much and hurting with you... mamaw

  5. You are honest and open with the Lord Erica, that is good. You are right in stating. "The Lord is not done yet!" Do not lose that hope.