Monday, July 26, 2010


{this is not my car- mine is older, a champagne colour and my husband does not look like that!}

We waited a long time for children. We ached and longed for 6 solid years before Rupi came along. To keep going that long we needed faith. And you know what He says about faith....

faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen
hebrews 11:1

Faith comes from hope. And hope is hard to come by when you are going through a long trial. It fades so quickly. So we needed hope. And lots of it.

Today was my turn. I gave someone hope. And it was so good.

I went to get a WOF for my car (warrent of fitness- in NZ this is a bi-annual checkup for your car. No WOF, no drive on road and no insurance!) The testing station had an outside area and I sat out there with the smallies in tow.

I struck up a conversation with the lady sitting next to me as we waited for our cars to be checked. She asked about the smallies and their names and ages. She then told me that she had missed her chance to have children as she has bad endometriosis. My heart broke as I saw the pain in her eyes.

I told her that things are not always as they seem and Rupi is adopted and Blossom is an egg donor child. Her eyes widened as I presented hope to her. I told her my story and she just drank it in. I also told her about a close friend who had stage 4 endometriosis (the worst kind) who has two children now. Good stories filled with hope.

I didn't offer her advice as I didn't know the ins and outs of her story. I know enough not be barge in with "this is what you should do". But I was blessed to offer her hope as I was offered hope so many times. I used to love stories of victory. People who against the odds, had children.

I was so grateful to be used like this. Barren girl, daring to offer hope. This lovely lady smiled as she left giving Blossom one more stroke on her little cheek. Who knows what God will do in her life? The possibilities are endless. I pray though that they involve children. And He can do it. After all, He can move mountains!

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Gail said...

Wow - how loving is God??!! Awesome that you were able to give in such a delicate, special, hope-forming way.

Maranga Mai said...

Tears in my eyes as I read - faith does fade no matter how much my friends pray. Knowing my miracle working God, hope is what I cling to-in constant conversation with Him about where I am at. I love this post-it has firmly cemented my 'addiction' to Blogland. Testimony (sharing) builds/creates an atmosphere for faith and hope to be established/planted in us. Now we wait for fruit.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome Sammy! Our Pastor has been speking on "look for opporunities" the last few weeks. opportunities to speak into peoples lives and share God's love. By sharing your story, you reached her and I'm sure she saw God's love in you. So beautiful!

tea said...

It's so great that you were able to offer hope to that woman!

FROGGITY! said...

that's wonderful!! you were a blessing to her i am sure!

Simoney said...

That's awesome Sammy! Love this!

Penny said...

o wow, how awesome you were able to talk with her! What a God-moment. And now your new friend from Mainly great! Glad you are feeling better. God is good ay

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