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Infertility Rap

Wrote this a while back...

The Infertility Rap:

You think it is ‘bout baby lust –
You R partially wrong – it is much more –
Social circles, legacy, old age plan –
Who will take care of me,
Holidays and High School football games
& no excuse to see a Disney movie;
It’s ‘bout little girls playing w/dolls
Who never grow up to be called mom
& not having an answer when someone asks you ‘bout your kids,
Its broken dreams &
Love unseen &
Missing family photographs.
It’s about grief without a RIP,
Timed intimacy & meds;
Awkward questions, awkward answers,
Awkward moments – too bad!
You see infertility
Is about more than just
Not having a baby
It is reoccurring grief &
A future not conceived.

God is the one who creates Life - even in the midst of infertility medical care!

As my husband and I go through more intensive fertility care treatment, the reality that only God creates life becomes an ever more present reality. We can only work together with the medical team to create a more conducive environment for life to begin. The same can be said in other aspects of our lives.  The church, for example, can only create a more conducive environment for conversion and spiritual growth.  We can create an environment that acts as a stimulus for spiritual life, but only God can spark and grow that life!

Paul writes to the Corinthian church as captured in our Bible, "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building." (1 Co…