As I sit here and feel the little flutters and kicks in my stomach, I cannot help but stop and thank God for all His many blessings. Two years ago I was sitting in the mountains with my husband blown away at how beautiful the sights were. I remember thinking how amazing God’s creations were and how thankful I was for where I was in life. I was completely content with my life and had now idea how much life would change over the next two years.
This past week we finally realized, in approximately 10 weeks, a precious baby boy will be welcomed into the world. It really hit us that everything we have hoped and prayed for will finally be a reality. God has answered so many prayers and has taken us on one of the most amazing journeys we could have ever imagined. It gets overwhelming at times with the gratitude we feel for this beautiful experience.
Atticus Ellis is a true example of answered prayer. My entire life I was taught to fully trust in God and never question His plan for my life. This past July, when I was told I would never be able to have a child naturally, made that really hard to do at times. It became extremely difficult not to question God’s plan and to try and understand why this was happening. I remember the emotional roller coaster and continuous thoughts that would run through my mind. I never thought I would be the one to face such a devastating experience. I had always heard of people being told this but never really understood until I was the one facing such heartache.
If I would have questioned God there is a chance everything could have turned out different. I could still be in a devastating state wondering why I could not have children. I truly believe God was testing Nick and I to see if we fully trusted His will, using this to bring us closer, but most of all it was apart of His divine plan to prepare us for one of the greatest blessings in our lives.
We all face heartbreak and obstacles. At one point or another in our lives we all go through unfortunate situations that test our Faith. But we have to be willing to fully rely on God and His master plan. He uses these “speed bumps” to prove that He is always there and His plan is far better than any plan we may have.
“ Where you are today is no accident. God is using this situation you are in right now to shape you and prepare you for the place He wants to bring you into tomorrow. Trust Him with His plan even if you don’t understand.” – Unknown