The Wait List features guest posts from people just like you and me, all sharing a coming thread of you guessed it, waiting. No one wants to be on the wait list, but through these features, I hope you find encouragement and see all the miraculous ways God works through us during that time. If you are interested in sharing your story on The Wait List, please contact me.
Guest post written by Dort.
My daughter, Melissa’s, birthday is just two days away. Like most Moms, I had dreams for my daughter. Go to college. Get a good job. Meet someone who makes you laugh. Get married. Have children.
For the most part, those dreams have come true. Except for “have children”. As most of you who have been following Melissa’s blog “Living in the Wait”, already know, she and her husband, Ryan, are one in eight with unexplained infertility. My heart hurts for them. As a parent, I would DO ANYTHING to take away their pain. But, I also have seen something amazing happen in their journey. They have learned what it means to lean on God and not themselves, how to continue to live in their wait and most importantly, let others going through their wait, know that they are not alone.
And, while they “live in their wait”, I wait too. Wait for updates. Wait for results. Wait for the “next treatment” they will have. And, I have learned to live in MY wait. Learned to lean on God and not myself. Learned that even in the midst of heartbreak, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. To be grateful for.
I am grateful that I am her mom. Grateful that I can share her wait with her and with you. Grateful that she loves God and is wiling to share her journey – the good and the not so good.
I pray that Melissa’s blog will be a resource for you or someone you know. I encourage you to share her words. You never know who needs that encouragement at just that time. And, I ask each of you to open your hearts to what God wants for you during your wait – no matter what that wait is.
Happy birthday, my dearest daughter! I love you so much!
Please share with someone you know who could use some encouragement in the wait.