Saturday, June 28, 2008

Facing Adversity Head On

Today was one of those days when all you can do is hold tight to your faith and trust in the great wisdom and power of Jesus Christ. I was at girl’s camp yesterday and when I returned home today I received some devastating news. My daughter, Mariah, has been going through an in vitro process in order to get pregnant. This is the second time she has gone through the stressful, painful, emotionally draining process. On Wed. They harvested the eggs and fertilized them. The nurse from the doctor’s office called to tell her that everything looked good and that they would transfer the eggs to her on Monday. We were all so excited–sixteen eggs had fertilized and the prospects for this long awaited child were exciting. Then while I was gone the doctor called her to tell her that someone in the lab had accidently thrown the embryos away.

There is nothing we can do now, but practice what we preach. Forgive. Forget. Move on and trust that our Savior Jesus Christ will heal and compensate. I know He will, and that helps. But for right now the open wound is still hurting. Mariah is a woman of faith and that faith will get her through, but when I look into her face and see the sadness that I cannot erase my heart breaks.

Everyone at one time or another faces trials like this. There are times when nothing makes sense and there are no answers. All we have is the knowledge that Jesus Christ has promised to make everything all right. In Him we trust.


connie said...

It is SO hard to forgive, forget and move on sometimes. Thank goodness your family has such a strong grounding in the gospel, it does make a difference. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter.

Wendi said...

I'm thankful for the healing and compensating power of the Atonement at times like this. It truly is a miracle and all things do end up the end. I'm sorry for your heartache right now though.