Tuesday morning we met for our second time and watched the video for the first session. All I could do was sit there and say "WOW!" This study is really going to challenge me in a good way!
In the first video session and even in the book, Priscilla talks about various life interruptions (i.e., infertility, having a baby when you thought your family was complete, raising a special needs child, being single longer than you were wanting to, plus many more) and I felt like she was talking directly to me. You see, Tony and I struggled with infertility and built our family through the miracle of adoption.
Now, when I was growing up, I thought I'd get married and have babies. I never had any indication from any of my doctors that I would not be able to get pregnant, even though I always had difficult and non-regular cycles.
Shortly after we got married we attended a True Love Waits program (I think that was the program) that the base chapel we attended was having for the youth group. It was very good. We watched videos and the one video that really spoke to both of us was of a woman who was telling her story about how when she was young, unmarried and pregnant, she went to have an abortion; however, the abortion did not work and her baby was born alive. Even though she was very small, she survived and has defied all the naysayers that she would not be able to function on her own. The baby's name is Gianna Jennsen. She has an amazing story, which you can find here.
While we were listening to this program, these verses from Psalm 139:13-16, NIV were quoted, that really spoke to both of us:
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.