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Still Looking Up

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up, I'm still looking up.

To me, the big theme in this life is patience, perseverance, the resilience to get back up and keep going. Even when things are terrible and hard. I feel like this challenge, this desire for children, is one of the hardest challenges I've faced. And there's just so little I can do about it, but keep praying, keep believing, keep encouraging, and keep sharing.

Our pastor, Judah Smith, has referenced one of his dad's mottos in each of the past two sermons. It's pretty simple,

No pain, no pain.

It doesn't get simpler than that right? If you don't have pain, you're not in pain. And yet, following Jesus leads is directly into pain, directly into the things we'd rather avoid, not talk about, and ignore when possible. But it's that very pain that grows us, teaches us, and increases our reliance on Him, and our connection with others.

We have one frozen embryo left, please pray with us that this one's the one!