Saturday, April 25, 2015

He Was Worth the Wait

On April 13th, 2015 at 10:53am, after an intense 70,128 hours of (infertility) labor preceding conception, and a mere 56 hours of physical labor, with a lovely, redeeming 23 minutes of pushing, our son Robert (Robbie) Joseph entered the outside world.









I think it goes without saying that any child, any precious gift of human life, is worth the time, pain, and suffering that may have preceded its joyous arrival on the outside.  But, there is so much more worth in the wait when the focus is on the Truth.

My son, and the blessing of his life, was of course worth every moment of agony and joyful, and not-so-joyful suffering we encountered during our 8 years of infertility and inadoption.

But THE Son... He was the true desire of our hearts.  And no matter how our story may have played out, no matter what the future still may or may not hold for our family, HE was, and always will be, worth the wait.

At the culmination of this National Infertility Awareness Week, I want to remind my former self of that crucial fact that kept me going even on the darkest days.  HE was worth the wait.

 
 
He is worth the wait.
 
 


23 comments:

Tara said...

Such a beautiful reflection and reminder. Thank you for sharing your story!

Catechist Tails said...

Praise God Robbie is here!! So excited to hear the news!! You and your husband must sit in awe every time you look at him!! God
Bless you!!

chimakuni said...

I am late ... BUT CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are indeed blessed and I rejoice in your blessings -- Welcome little Robbie, welcome.

Conceiving Hope said...

He is worth the wait, indeed friend. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. They provide hope to my infertile heart, just as your entire witness has and continues to do.

Mrs. Amen said...

Congratulations on your little man's debut! He's completely perfect and so adorable. Certainly worth the wait. Indeed.

E said...

Oh He is so worth the wait, my friend! A beautiful baby and glowing parents!

Nancy Shuman said...

Congratulations! And thanks be to God.

Lianna said...

Praise God! He is always faithful! Little Robbie looks like he is smiling in the last family pic!

Anonymous said...

BIG congratulations on a precious miracle. Enjoy every minute of him.
Love,
LifeHopes

Abigail said...

Praise God he is in your arms at last! It was a total honor to pray for this guy well before he was even conceived. What a happy day! Looking forward to his Baptismal pictures. Welcome to the world! Welcome to the Catholic Church handsome Robert!

Tomato said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!

prayerfuljourney said...

Congrats! God bless the three of you!

Leila@LittleCatholicBubble said...

Amen and amen! This post is gold.

reeseyd said...

Congratulation!!! I am so happy for you and your family! You have been so Blessed. Marissa

Mary said...

Oh he is so beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!! He shares the same name as my own dear brother Robbie! Rejoicing and praising God with you!!

J said...

Congratulations doesn't even come close! He's gorgeous...enjoy this time mommy.

mary said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mommy and Daddy - get used to those names, they are yours now!

Chella said...

The first photo of the three of you is just the best - at last!

doctorgianna said...

Amazing! I have been praying that this day would come for a long time. I am so happy for you.

Joy Complete said...

So happy for you! I hope you are just soaking in this time with your precious miracle. So worth everything!

Hafsa said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh, he is precious! I am just so happy for you and the gift you have been waiting for all of this time. God bless your family!