My friend Stacy (the one right next to me) just e-mailed me today and announced she is pregnant with #2. This might not seem like a big deal to those who don't know her, but to those who do, we are crying tears of joy. She first miscarried when she started trying to get pregnant with #1 and then it took I believe 2 more years to get pregnant with Cameron. When Cameron was about 6 months old her and Brad decided they would start trying again since they knew it would probably take awhile to get pregnant again. Little did they know, it would be 4 1/2 long years of heartache, tears, and pain. I can only imagine how hard it was for Stacy to see so many people around her announce left and right that they were pregnant. (I was one of them. We got pregnant twice while her and Brad were trying.) They went to fertility specialists and were tested and eventually realized invitro and adoption were probably their last two choices... and very expensive choices! Stacy's grandma let her know last year that she would help her pay for the fertility treatments and that was a huge blessing to her and Brad. Last summer she was supposed to go through her first round of invitro but the dr found that her uterus was too swollen from all the hormones she had been taking to get ready for the invitro process, so he wouldn't go through with it for another couple months. Finally, as she mentioned in her e-mail today, she's able to say she's pregnant... words she has been wanting to say for a long time. Two eggs took and she miscarried one, but thankfully, the other is growing and developing just as it should. August 11th is her due date, and I'll be counting it down with her. (Sorry if this embarrasses you, Stacy. I just wanted to share this with everyone I know. I'm so excited for you. ;) ) Stacy is so kind and selfless, always thinking of others before herself. I often wondered why she would have to struggle with something so difficult, and yet there are teens out there getting pregnant every day who don't want their babies. Obviously there is a reason deeper than we all can understand. I'm just so grateful that finally another spirit will be coming to their home. Congrats, Johnson family! We can't wait to meet this little one in August.
Cub camp. Potentially my last :(
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