Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Everything is better when it's shared!

So I have to share with ya'll a cool story.

This is my friend Jenna. Jenna and I attend the same church and we just got to know each other back at the end of March. A few of our mutual friends wanted us to meet because we had been through the same thing. She and her husband had been trying for a few years, had tried fertility options for a year, she had miscarried once and they had recently been told they would have to do In Vitro. So we met for lunch and I told her how we had just planned a trip to hawaii to get away and relax so we could take a break and she said "well - we are going to hawaii a week after you!" It was nice to have a friend in real life who understood.
So we didn't talk for almost a month because we were gone and then they were gone and then I hated to call her because I didn't want to upset her with my news. So I kept putting off calling her. And then a week or so ago, my friend Rachel (who was one of the only people I had shared my news with) called and said " Guess what? Jenna just called and she is pregnant too. But she wants to know what she should do because she doesn't want to call you and upset you with her news." ha! God is funny!
So I called her and told her that we were BOTH pregnant! We both found out we were pregnant before we left for Hawaii!!! We are due 5 days apart!!!! It's so fun to have someone to go through this with. I just thought that was really amazing. And God had put it on Jenna's heart to pray for me for almost a year before she even knew what my name was. And I had been praying for her for a while even though I only knew her by name because I knew she had been going through infertility.
So I got to cross Jenna off my list of girls I'm praying for to have a baby. I have crossed off 6 names in the last 6 months. It's awesome to see prayers answered and I expect the same for all the rest of the people on my list!!!!

On a totally different note - I've had FOUR of you who live in same area with me e-mail me recently and tell me you have seen me in stores or restaurants and wanted to say hi but didn't. I just want to say that if you EVER see me anywhere - PLEASE say hi!!!!! I wish I could meet everyone in person so I would LOVE to meet you! I promise I won't make you feel crazy!!!

61 comments:

Jenna said...

Yay, our story!!!! Oh Kelly, I am so, so, so excited to go through this with you!
And to anyone reading this who is still battling infertility, I am praying for you! God hears our prayers!

CAMoore46 said...

Jenna's prego? Going to her blog now....

Megan L Hutchings said...

This is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I am so happy for you, for Jenna, and for the others you have marked off your list!

If someone in Arkansas has a Baby Shower for you (which I know they will), please invite us galz in TN who love you so!

WE WILL MAKE THE TRIP!

davidcatherinewilson said...

Hi Kelly.
I have been wanting to comment for days on how excited I was to hear your news. I sometimes have trouble leaving a comment. I check in on your blog from time to time and was just thrilled to see your news. I called a friend who has a similar experience as your and is pregnant also, due around the same time as you you and told her Kelly from Kelly's Korner is pregnant! Congratulations!

Heather said...

That is just so cool! Amazing really. I'm with Megan. I'll hop in my car to come to your baby shower!! It's only a 6 hour drive. That's NOTHIN'!

Some Like it Southern said...

What an amazing story!

Heather said...

How awesome you both get to go through your pregnancies together!! Another amazing story...I'll pray for both of those babies growing in your bellies.

chickadee said...

this story just keeps getting better.

Scott & Agata said...

Wow what an amazing story! Life does not get better than this!!!!!I guess I will be checking Jenna's blog as well:)))

Agata from IL (I have left a comment before)

Jenna said...

That is just the coolest thing I have ever heard. SO AWESOME!! I love seeing God work things out so perfectly--plus addings extra blessings to boot! Praying for both of ya'll!!

Love ya, girl!

Meredith said...

Wow! What an awesome God we serve! Congratulations to Jenna.

Judy said...

OMG Kelly, I haven't visited lately so when I came over today, I read your wonderful news! I'm such a sucker, I'm crying too!!! I'm going to go "see" your mama and tell her how happy I am for her as well. Both my kids and their spouses were married 7 years before they had kids. Shannon and Don tried for 2 years and of course we got the twins, who just turned 4, can you believe it? I'm just sitting here weepy and sniffling but I am crying tears of joy....

Only one thing, would you be upset if I sent the baby an Auburn onesie (just joking)!

I'm so happy for you and Scott and can't wait to make this little trip with ya'll.

Love,
Judy

Kristen said...

This is the coolest story! Only God good plan it so perfectly for the both of you!

Meredith said...

Okay...I'm hooked...just had to check in to see what more God was doing in your life! GREAT story! It is so AWESOME to see God at work! He is so AWESOME and I am so happy to have a glimpse into your life and walk with Christ. May God Bless both of you!

Meredith said...

Okay...I'm hooked...just had to check in to see what more God was doing in your life! GREAT story! It is so AWESOME to see God at work! He is so AWESOME and I am so happy to have a glimpse into your life and walk with Christ. May God Bless both of you!

mer said...

Seriously, this story just keeps getting better and God just keeps getting BIGGER!!! I'm so happy for you and Jenna.

Oh, and if I ever saw you in a store/restaurant, you better believe I'd be hugging ya...and since I always have my camera I'd be snapping some pics too! :)

Katie said...

You are such a sweet and caring person - I just love that you have a list of girls you are praying for. God loves to bless faithful people like you! By the way, I couldn't help my excitement about your news and I blogged about you!

Laura said...

Would you believe the exact same thing happened to me and my close cousin? She and her husband had been trying for years and when my man and I found out we were expecting we kept putting off calling my cousin and her hubby because we just didn't know what to say. Mirya ended up calling me and I had the awesome news of telling her we were BOTH expecting. Our girls are two months apart. It was great!!

Susie Harris said...

What a double blessing for both of you. That was the best story I have heard in a while. I cant tell you enough how happy I am for both of you now. You will have a lot to share together. Take a ton of pictures.. That what I regret the most , not enough pictures, Smiles... Susie H~

MiMi said...

How much fun that you will be going through this together. God is so good, isn't He?

You are 6 for 6 on crossing off names on your list! I am praying that you will be able to mark my precious little Faith off of your list very soon! Thank you for continuing to pray for her.
Emilie

Megan said...

What an amazing story! That is funny that people have seen you 'out and about'. Such a small world!

The Garners said...

What a great story--I'm excited for Jenna, and I'm glad you have someone there to share the experience! It's fun to go shopping for maternity clothes with a pregnant friend, shop for nursery items, etc.!

Praying for you both!

The Garners said...

P.S. So funny about people seeing you in stores and then emailing you about it! You're famous!!!! Like when you saw Pierce Brosnan in Hawaii!!! :)

laura said...

Wow, what an amazing story. God is so good to have given you both miracles! What a joy it will be to share that together.

Jacquie said...

What a great story! God is good!

Kelly said...

How awesome is God? He is going to bless your socks off throughout this pregnancy, and He knows you will praise Him for it.

Oh, Kelly, I am so happy for you and thrilled that you and Jenna get to share in this. Such an exciting time for you both. Praise God!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! I wish we lived in the same town, I would sure come up to you and say hi!!! I love your blog and read it daily(usually 3-4times!!) Please continue to pray for those gals with infertility issues. I am one of them and would love to be pregnant so you could cross me off your list!!! I keep praying............ You are AWESOME!!!!

Ashley said...

Seriously...things get better and better every day--what an incredible story! It's so exciting to see the way God is blessing your life right now. And you have the makings of a great little playgroup in years to come.

Meredith said...

Kelly, that is so amazing! WOW! You and Jenna will definitely enjoy talking about your sweet babies together! SO AWESOME! What a blessing!

JenB said...

How cool! Here's hoping we get to both mark Faith off our lists very soon!

Honea Household said...

Wow, that is so exciting! I am SO happy for you two! ;)

Hey, have you signed up on Babycenter.com? It is awesome! I did it with both of mine. You will get an email each week saying "Your baby is now __ weeks and is the size of ___ (an fig, olive, etc.)" It has tons of information on it. I still get them now with information on how to deal with nightmares, potty training, and other things. I loved it!

Leigh Ann said...

That is so AMAZING! It gave me chills. Yeah for all of you! It is so exciting seeing the power of prayer at work. And don't worry...if I see you ANYWHERE, I'll be screaming your name. I'll probably make YOU feel crazy! Ha!

Heidi Zawisza said...

I wish I lived in your area to be able to meet you! I love your spirit and your heart! Congratulations to both of you!

Maggii said...

wow ..that is so awesome! I'm so happy for you both! Isn't it so weird though sometimes, how things workout....

Sandra said...

Yeah! I know you guys will enjoy being pregnant together!

Yoli said...

That is the coolest! I love hearing stories like that!! God is amazing. I love how he works.
WISH I could see you in a store...too far away!

Lauren said...

Congratulations Jenna! That is so exciting!

Deidre said...

Wow, I'm telling you .. God really shows off, doesn't he? That is such a neat story for both of you. Amazing!

And, Kelly - if I saw you in a store, I wouldn't certainly say 'hello' but I think we live too far apart from each other :-(

Robyn Beele said...

This is such a great story. Check out my blog. If I was on your list you can mark me off!!

Blue Skies (Kristin) said...

What an amazing GOD story!!! He is so much bigger than our finite minds can comprehend. Nothing is impossible with Him!

Hillary said...

Great story!

Michele said...

What a wonderful story. I m/c in Dec. and have been trying again...we are so happy to find out we are pregnant and due in February ! I look forward to reading about your journey of pregnancy as I experience my own. God is good and hears our prayers!

The Proctors said...

That is so awesome!! So neat that you two can go through the experience together!

twin6045 said...

What a great story! So happy for the both of you. What fun to have someone else close to you pregnant at the same time. Blessing to the both of you :o)

MMM said...

That is a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing and congrats to both of you!

pinkmommy said...

Wow, that gives me chills! God is so amazing to have brought the two of you together! You two are going to have so much fun being pregnant and new parents together!!!

Mandy said...

That is such an awesome story!! That is so amazing how He put the two of you in each others lives and now you both get to celebrate together!!

Trina said...

I love stories like that! Thanks for sharing and tell her your bloggy friends are so happy for her!

Ashley said...

What an awesome story!!! I remember when Amanda (from Baby Bangs) found out she was pregant with Jackson, she prayed so hard for a friend to be pregnant with her because she had just moved to a new city...and wouldn't you know that another friend of ours in our church got pregnant at the same time! It's amazing what He can do!!!

"J" said...

You really are a GREAT hearted person! You just don't find that in many people now days! It's always so nice to read your blog! It's always uplifting, spiritual and faithful! Love it!

I'm so happy for you and your friend!

It's a wonderful thing how God puts people in our lives for a reason! =)

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Hi Kelly, I am a fairly new reader and am just now catching up on your recent posts and wanted to add my congratulations on your good news! What a blessing. And a very neat story about Jenna, too. I am going to visit her blog now.

Julia said...

I love God stories like this! I can't wait to hear more about how you're doing :)

Amy said...

Kelly,
You are just as cute as can be and I am so glad I found your blog. & Congratulations!

My husband and I too had infertility issues and it is a deep hurt that goes unspoken many times.

One particular Sunday after years of trying and praying and testing, I remember just giving it to the Lord as our congregation sang "Your Grace is Enough." I had to finally tell God (and myself) that if he never chose to give me a child, He had given me is grace, and that was plenty.

My daughter, Landry, will be a year old next month. God is good.

I Samuel 1:27 " I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

Blessings!

karamy3sons said...

Kelly,
Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your baby daily! Everytime I go to your blog it just blesses my heart and reminds me that the Lord is so faithful!

Love you lot's,
Kara-John 3:30, Prov. 3:5-6

JKW said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am so happy for you and Scott. I have been praying for you since I found your blog months ago. I was in Forever 21 last this week in NYC and I even thought about you and your cute clothes. I hope the sickness goes away for you soon...if you haven't tried Zofran it really helps! I wish you all the best...I will continue to pray for you all!!

Amanda said...

That is the coolest news ever. One of my bff's from our old town is driving to my house right this second so we can spend a fun weekend together. We ended up getting so close because we got to walk through pregnancy together and even be in the hospital at the same time with our babies. Y'all are going to have a blast and you will be even more of a support to each other once those babies get here!

Caroline said...

God is so Good
God is so Good
God is so Good
He's So Good To YOU!!!!!!!!!

that was the first thing that popped in my mind! What a great little praise song! short and sweet and straight to the point!

I PRAISE YOU LORD FOR EVERY SINGLE BABY AND MOTHER AND FAMILY OF THE 6 KELLY LISTED!!!!!!! YOU ARE A GOOD GOD! I praise you that you have answered prayers before Kelly and after Kelly found out she was pregnant! I praise you that you have formed a community of babies that are total divine appointments! YOU DID THIS FATHER! PRAISE YOU!

Amy said...

What fun...thanks for sharing all these stories! I am so happy for you guys! And, if you need some blogging material, I'm tagging you tomorrow, so feel free if you feel up to it to play along! Happy Weekend!

Scrapper Mom said...

I have just recently found your blog and began reading. I am so happy for you and your friend....and I love how you give credit where credit due. I know God answers prayers. He has answered many of mine. I have been trying to leave comments, but they don't seem to go through. I hope this one does! You are a sweetie.

ashleydiggs said...

It's funny how God has his hand in even the small details!!!

It will be fun having someone that is experiencing the same thing you are! Brandy and I were pregnant at the same time and it was so much fun!

Emily said...

De-lurking to say I am praising God with you!

Congratulations! What a great joy!