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  1. Wow. This is just so beautiful and so so good. I can so relate to those feelings. After three years of trying I can admit that more often than I should I’ve asked God “why them and not me?” But I know that God is always faithful and hope does not disappoint. God isn’t finished with our stories yet — beautiful, redemptive stories that are designed just for us.

  2. Thanks for this post. As a woman who experienced a miscarriage as my first pregnancy and an adoptive mom I know the pain of longing for a child. However God showed me it’s not a child that would make my world whole. I also appreciate the way the situation was handled with the Haitian father. Too many families treat the birth family as a means to an end and don’t realize the hurt involved. Oh how God continuously works on our hearts!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Kim-
      Amen and amen. It is not a child that makes us whole.
      It is Him and only ever can be Him.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. “I will not reach and yearn for other’s stories”
    A good reminder for me to never ever covet what someone else has…

  4. Tears. I feel like perhaps God both cries and smiles with love for His daughter as He sees this beautiful post you wrote and knows the heart behind it.
    Thanks for the inspiration– esp. since I just went to the doctor yesterday for a PCOS checkup…

  5. I love your perspective! Thanks for writing such beautiful words and thank you for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading more of yours.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Ah, thanks! You’re always welcome. 🙂

  6. I can’t help but …wow. So much real wow. I too, will not reach and yearn for other’s stories. I’ve done it countless times in other covetous ways. Thanks Dear.

  7. Beautiful, and timely. Thank you, I will remind myself that I will not yearn and reach for others’ stories. Bless you, Natasha.

  8. Natasha, while write this about infertility – something I personal have not experienced – I can’t help but apply your beautiful words to my own life. Your post is a wonderful and gentle reminder for me to not want someone else’s story.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      So, so thankful for you, Mandy. For your encouragement and grace. It means the world to me.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thanks, Beth. You’re always such an encouragement. <3

  9. I think I am at the place where I am realizing that God does in fact redeem the pain. But not always in the way I want. That He is using me, still childless, to share HIS glory and HIS unfailing love creates a bittersweet flurry of hope within me.

    Thank you for this, Natasha!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      So well said. Not always in the way we want. But it is redemption, nonetheless.

  10. Natasha, it’s so nice to read your writings again after your holiday break. I loved the way you were able to describe the growth God has performed in you. Exciting things ahead for you, a woman of faith. Happy New Year girl! ~ Blessings out, Amy

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Hi, Amy!! It’s good to be back. I missed y’all! 🙂

  11. Yes, yes, yes. My wife and I have been dealing with infertility for a couple of years now. And the resolution I realized I needed to make some time ago was not to be jealous of other people and their children, but to bless them and be happy for them. I don’t need their pity and sorrow, and nothing attracts those more than jealousy. 🙂 All life is God’s to give and take.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Well put, Matt. All life is God’s.
      May you and your wife feel His presence as you journey this road.

  12. justlikemyfatherseyes says:

    Beautiful as always Tasha! Beautiful words, beautiful truth from your beautiful heart. Everytime I read your posts on infertility I ache with your pain but I also feel a whisper of a thrill of excitement for what God IS DOING in you and what He WILL DO for you. Blessings to you in this new year! Rhonda

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, Rhonda- You have been such an encouragement to me. Thank you so much. {hugs}

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you, dear Emily.

  13. Your beautiful words always cause me to stop and sometimes cringe at my own struggles and thoughts of infertility.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I do hope you don’t cringe too much, Jess. You’ve been such an inspiration to me. I could have written your life into this post as well… a glorious picture of God redeeming. <3

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