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  1. I stumbled onto one of your other posts tonight and can’t seem to leave your site now! This post really hit home. I found out when I was 16 (11 years ago) that I could not have children. My husband and I have been saving since we got married in 2011 and finally started the adoption process last year (currently renewing our homestudy). The waiting part is hard, extremely hard. But I am so thankful that we have the most adorable niece (and a nephew coming in August) who means the absolute world to me. We’re so thankful that her parents let us love on her and spend as much time as we want with her. And my SIL always seems to know when Aunt Candace needs a sleepover with her Brae-Brae! She is the reason that I’m not living in a State of depression 24/7.

  2. This is so beautiful! It really touched my soul. My older brother and sister-in-law have been so gracious to allow me to mother their four little ones these past 10 years and it always helps to fill the hunger in that empty corner of my heart.

    Blessings, Natasha.

  3. Prone to wander Lord I feel it
    Prone to leave the God I love
    Here’s my heart Lord take and seal it
    Seal it for thy courts above. – I am always moved by this song. You are in my thoughts Natasha – for so graciously, beautifully walking this difficult road with such courage….you are in my thoughts. Be blessed.

  4. Jehovah-Ropheka…have not heard that before, so beautiful. I also like Jehovah-Rapha: the God who heals.

    As always, beautiful post.

    And I’m just now remembering that you went to Haiti. I’m going there next Thursday and am so deeply looking forward to it. Now I feel even more so, knowing you have experienced it too. 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh! Do enjoy your time. Kiss a few babies for me. 🙂

      Jehovah Ropheka is another version of Jehovah-Rapha. It comes from the story in the book of Exodus of the bitter water that God makes sweet.

  5. My parents always sang that song with great feeling…knowing that He who is faithful will bring us through. May you know this in the deep and aching parts as beauty fills the trenches of pain.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Lani, what a beautiful blessing! He who is faithful WILL bring us through. Amen and amen.

  6. Was just contemplating that verse and remembered the song as well. Thank you for using the gift of writing the Lord has given you to minister to so many. You are a blessing.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, so much, Patrice. {hugs}

  7. Thanks for the consistency of your testimony, Natasha, and the comfort of your words. I know God is using them in many lives. Thanks, too, for your constant support of my feeble attempts to raise my own Ebenezer through my blogs. You have been a great encouragement to me.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I’m so thankful. I enjoy your blog posts tremendously.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, Debi. So much.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      {hugs} so glad. And I’m SO looking forward to reading your book!

  8. You write so beautifully,Natasha. Your writing soothes my soul. Thank you for letting the Lord use you.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, Heather. I appreciate it more than I can say.

  9. Gail Snave says:

    So nice to see you yesterday Natasha, How I know the pain of unsucessful pregnacy and barrenness. The frustration of it all, til we come to the place where God shows us He can open the waters, He can help us pass through, and bring us to a place where we have raised our Ebenezer and found filling for our emptiness.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Absolutely. It was so wonderful to see you and get a chance to chat a little!

  10. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. May God continue to fill you.

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