Our rainbow {No rain, no rainbows}

April 10, 2014

“What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy”

Most of us have heard it.  Laura Story’s song, “Blessings.”  The year this song came out, my husband and I were struggling with infertility.  We were having monthly visits to a fertility specialists.  I was taking medication and getting daily injections and other procedures.  My husband was balancing my roller coaster of emotions and his own longings to grow our family.  We were praying desperately for a positive test each month.

This wasn’t rain.  It was a storm.

(At least that’s what it felt like at the time.)

Our “storm” lasted years.  Six years to be exact.  After prayer and time away from fertility drugs and testing, my husband and I felt God working on our hearts.  Our hearts began to change.

A friend encouraged me during our struggles with this verse: “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4  She told me that God would give me the desires of my heart because He promises to do so.  Then she told me to be prepared, because He may change my desires.  And that is exactly what happened.

My husband and I began to talk about and pray about adoption.  We began working with an adoption agency, and we were approved to adopt on August 5, 2011.  (There is so much I can say about adoption, but you’ll find most of that on my personal blog.)

Eleven months later, my heart’s desire was born.

She was the desire I didn’t even realize I wanted.  But God knew!  He knew all along that this perfect baby girl was the only thing I desired.  She was the perfect one for us.  Millie Janalee was placed in our arms and family forever.  A gift given out of love for her and complete trust in us.

Our rainbow.

You see, I shudder to think how easily we could have missed our rainbow.  To see a rainbow, you have to look up.  What if we hadn’t looked to God?  What if we hadn’t listened to His call?  Life is full of rain…and even some storms.  But I know the One who calms the storms.  He’s the same one who paints the rainbows.

And He painted our rainbow perfectly!

“All the while you hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things.”
So I admit it.  I’m forever grateful for the storm.  Worth every tear, sleepless night, and pain.

I’ve never seen a more beautiful rainbow.

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Megan is the mother to a spunky 20 month old, wife to an amazing husband, and author of Tis So Sweet. ‘Tis So Sweet is a heartwarming blog written by a young Southern mother who hopes to encourage, challenge, and entertain you as she shares God’s love and faithfulness through longing for, receiving, and sharing His blessings in her everyday life – a life that is anything but ordinary.

Brie April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

My heart smiles for you. So blessed I have gotten to know your story through MSWB.

Shelley Presley April 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Beautiful. God is so amazing.

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