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  1. Reblogged this on Found and commented:
    Because it’s true, and noble, and right, and pure, and lovely, excellent and praiseworthy… think on this… (Philippians 4:8)
    It captures the beauty beyond the struggle far better than I could today.

  2. mariwarishishboomba says:

    beautiful

  3. Thank you for your notes. They are always encouraging!!!
    May the Lord bless you with His endless, changeless love.

    We have a great and faithful God! Let us praise Him!

  4. You have endured so much. I know the heartache of infertility and crushed dreams. I am glad that you too have the comfort of a loving husband.

  5. I wish I could tell you HOW much I understand but words escape me now….as tears fill my eyes with an understanding of a sorrow…and a love….this deep. Holding hands with you, dear sister, in a way that only those who have had love and let go of little hands can understand. {{{HUGS}}}

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Aww, thank you! So glad you visited. 🙂

  6. I had a husband who loved me like your husband loves you. What I am trying to do is figure out how to get through the sorrow of losing him without him. He was the one who always held me steady in the sorrows of life.

    Your post is just so beautiful.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, my, friend.
      I’m so sorry.
      I am thankful that you were able to taste that kind of love though, even if it was only for a season. {hugs}

  7. i didnt plan on crying in my cube at work over these beautiful words. I wish i knew you..we would become instant sisters. Me and my husband of 8 years have been struggling with fertility for 5 years now and i am wanting adoption so bad and he isnt yet on board, our love story of sorrow has made us stronger, yet weaker to the love we once knew has woven so deep and strong and i am pretty sure that is the only thing that keeps me going..the anger, and just failure blinds me on a daily basis. I loved your story..thank you for sharing, strong hugs..

  8. You are fast becoming my favorite author/blogger to read. 🙂 This was so, sooo beautiful. With all my family and I have gone through in the last 9 years…all the heartache I’ve felt this year, just to know there is love like that and to see God’s hand working through sorrow in testimonies such as yours brings hope and peace to my heart that He can, and will, do so for me and my family too. I can’t really espress it the way I want to, but every post I read of yours blesses my heart so much, Miss Natasha. Thank you for your openness and loving heart to share what the Lord has taught you through your own trials because it has meant so much to me, more than you might ever know. {Hugs} May the Lord truly bless you. 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Rachel-
      Thank you for your beautiful comment! Your encouragement is so very meaningful. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. {hugs}

  9. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much sharing this with such raw honesty. It’s always nice to hear that we’re not alone in this mysteriously blissful and painful thing called marriage. I will be praying for you, sweet pea!

  10. kendall41 says:

    My wife and I fought a lot. Sometimes I would think the only thing keeping us together was our both putting the children first. I wondered what would happen when they grew up and left the home. And I worried. Then my wife got cancer and my life became reduced to one imperative: take care of her, find a cure, don’t let her die–at least not without a fight. Then, miraculously, all the old antagonisms and disagreements crumbled. Both our lives became centered in the other, and the love that had been buried under years of neglect flowered. She did not survive the cancer, but I now thank God he kept us together until we understood how to love.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, my. What a heartbreaking, but beautiful, testimony. Thank you for sharing your story, friend.

  11. Oh Natasha….I know. Having held my husband as he was balled up on a floor sobbing from this pain…Having been held sobbing from this pain….I know. *HUGS*

  12. Oh, this is beautiful. A glimpse of the beauty of infertility…I needed this today. Thank you for sharing!

  13. We also have had similar struggles & some more. Do you feel that your husband has part of your soul, or that you have part of his?

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I think there are some things that only the two of us will ever understand, and it gives him an ability to see my heart that everyone else is unable to have.

      That’s the beauty of the way God created marriage, I believe. When we walk this closely together, there is no way to separate my life from his.

  14. I am speechless. Aside from the fact that the details of our sorrows and struggles differ slightly from yours, you could be describing our marriage as well. You are an AMAZING writer!!!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Cheri- thank you. {hugs}

  15. Rachelle Rea says:

    Wow. Amazing. Thank you for this shining example.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Heather, thank you for your sweet encouragement!

  16. Sandy Roes says:

    This one really hit me Tasha, I guess because I know what that love that is built on sorrow is all about. Thank you for putting your heart into words… I too would rather take this sorrow stained love than the fairy tale one too.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Sandy- thank you for taking a moment to comment. It is so encouraging to hear from those who have walked through deep pain themselves and have let God use it in their lives to change and mold them in His image.

  17. I have tears running down my cheeks as I read this! I too can say that out of the deepest sorrow comes the deepest love! God bless you for sharing your story, Leilani

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Leilani, thank you so much for your sweet encouragement. It is always nerve-wracking to share personal stories but it is people like you who make it worth it. Blessings!- Natasha

      1. Thank you so much for sharing your story! It’s encouraging. Blessings to you, Leilani

  18. I can’t even begin to imagine your pain, but thankful that you can write about it and communicate in such an amazing way. Thank you for affecting my heart today.

  19. Reading this with tears in my eyes. Ours has been a different journey, but the love and the way that it deepens and grows in sorrow and pain? Yes. yes. <3

  20. arrangedbygod2013 says:

    oh my soul, Natasha. This is so beautiful it made me weep. Love looks just like 1 Cor 13. and it is a choice. We are blessed when we get to experience so much more.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you for all your beautiful encouragement, Shannon. xxooxx

  21. I think we could be kindred spirits! 🙂 This is beautiful and so familiar. It’s amazing to me how sorrow drives some people apart if they close up and face it alone….but if you open up to the one you love and face it together, it’s a lot easier to bear under 2 sets of shoulders. I completely agree that I would rather walk this dark road of infertility with the man God made just for me than to never have to face this without him. I wouldn’t trade anything for this deep love that’s been born in sorrow.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I’ve thought that many times, Naomi! It’s so fun when God sends you a friend who has walked your road. 🙂

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, dear Kris. <3

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