Not sure if the powder concoction from the branded TCM is too ‘heaty’ for my body or I was gorging too much during the festivities that I’m now coming under the weather. The throat has been sore for a few days now… And the body temperature interfered with my basal readings the TCM doc has told me to do. While I thought the reading when shot up to 36.9C from 36.7C was a good indication of ovulation, it made me rethink thereafter when 36.9C seemed to be the majority of my readings for the rest of the days. When I had a reading of 37.7 on the eve of Christmas Eve, I started to shop for a new thermometer (which I didn’t eventually get… Lol!).
J accompanied me to church on Christmas morning. We went back to Wesley Methodist which we attended for almost a decade but had not been to for almost a year (J is a pre-believer). Rev KSM preached a very meaningful sermon which touched my heart.
Like any young woman of her age, Mary had dreamt of marrying a fine young man, be loved and cared for in a beautiful marriage, and start a family they could call their own. However, both her dreams and Joseph’s (whom she was engaged to), were shattered when the angel appeared to her and told her that she will give birth to baby Jesus as a virgin. However incredible the news may be, both of them continued to have faith in God and obeyed his will (Matthew 1: 18-25). Everyone has broken dreams at a point in his or her life. These broken dreams could be examples of infertility, lost babies through miscarriages, or even discovering that your child has a disability or only a few months of lifespan after he was born. By only letting go of these broken dreams and not clasping tightly to them, we can then receive greater gifts from God.
Rev KSM also reminded us about Deuteronomy 7:13–14 – And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give …
Fellow TTC-ers, do not lose faith even when sometimes we wonder why is God not answering our prayers … yet. There isn’t a case in the Bible where someone struggled with infertility and sought God and didn’t eventually conceive and birth a child! So, why wouldn’t God do the same for us?
Blessed Christmas to all and may God bless you and your loved ones abundantly and bountifully, above all that you ask for.