Friday, October 16, 2009

The News

Yesterday afternoon, Casey and I got the phone call that could have changed our family in a big way. Instead we were left grieving, knowing that the two embryos that were transferred less than two weeks ago had not implanted as we'd hoped. The test was negative.

I won't lie, this is an extremely tough time for both of us. There is so much invested in IVF besides money...so much time, physical and emotional energy. It has taken so much out of us, and to be told at the end that there will be nothing to show for your efforts is seriously gut-wrenching.

I wanted to thank everyone who supported us, prayed for us, encouraged us...it meant so much more than you know. As of now, we don't know where exactly we'll go from here. But because of the emotional toll this has taken, I might choose to share much less or nothing at all until we have some positive news at last.

What I know for sure is this: even though we don't understand why some things happen the way they do, we are convinced of Romans 8:28 which says, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him..."

Where is the good in this pain? It's very hard to see right now, but I am asking God to show us and to work in it for good, for his glory.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for you guys.

much love,

matt & amber

Jolene said...

Oh Tracey! I'm so sorry to read this today. (((hugs)))

You guys are in my prayers, my dear brave, sweet sister.

jmberrygirl said...

I had so hoped that this would be successful for you. Praying that you will find God's peace that passes all human understanding in the coming days. Take all the time you need to feel this, okay? As much as we love reading your writing, you do not owe the world the inside scoop. You can write about anything you want or choose not to write at all. Whatever you decide, know that we're praying for you and supporting your decision. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hugs, prayers, and tears for y'all. Miley prays for y'all every night, too.

Sally-Anne said...

I'm so sorry it did not work out as you'd hoped and I'll keep you guys in my thoughts moving forward!

all you need is love said...

so so sorry

Lori said...

I am so sorry for the bad news. Word seem hollow right now. As always my family and I will continue lifting you & Casey up in prayer. I know our loving Father is there comforting you. Write as little or as much as you want. We all love you and understand.

T. said...

May the God of all comfort wrap you in his arms and hold you close now and forever. May he give you joy on your journey and healing from the trials of this life.

tracey said...

Wow, I feel so blessed with all of your responses. Thank you so much. We are doing okay, just been wading through it all. Thanks again.

The Journey said...

Hi neighbor- we are thinking about you guys and praying for healing from the Great Physician. Though few may really understand what you are going through, many are thinking of you and sending hugs your way. May God hold you in His mighty arms.

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