Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blog Update!

I wanted a chance to introduce myself to all of you...Brittany had asked for some help with posts to the blog readers and myself and 2 other wonderful ladies are going to be contributing to the blog going forward. I hope that as we embark on this journey it can be as helpful and encouraging as the other post have been for me. Anyways, A little about who I am...




My name is Deanna and I am also 33 yrs old like Megan... I currently live in Phoenix, AZ. My husband James and I have been married for 5 years next month. We have a 10 yr old daughter who I had previous to us meeting and being married. James works in Alarm sales for Vivint (formerly APX), this will be his 5th summer and I have been a stay at home mom for Abbe for the last 3 years. I use to be in banking mgmt and retail mgmt before I was lucky enough to be at home.

James and I have been trying to conceive since we married 5 years ago and struggle with infertility. We have never been pregnant and the Doctors can't find anything wrong...which has been really frustrating. We have had fertility assistance and it too has still failed. We are currently in the waiting game like many of you. We have been certified to adopt since September 2010. Since then we have had a small failed placement and a failed fertility treatment. I now feel that Heavenly Father is truly trying to tell us something...and continues to remind me that he prompted us to seek adoption and that he is control not me.

This past weekend I was in Kansas City, MO and James and I had a chance to go to the Liberty Jail...and Oh My Gosh if you ever have a chance to go you need to go...Talk about feeling the Spirit...anyways, while we were there it really hit home for us about our struggle and what Joseph Smith went through while he was there...The Lord truly watches over us and will not give us more than we can bear but at the same time he is Refining us and Purifying us for what He has planned for us. If we don't go through these struggles we may not receive or recognize the true blessings when they are presented to us.

Joseph received the revelations of Doctrine and Covenants 121-123 while he was there...the crazy thing is..is that he did not receive this until he was already there for an excruciating 4 months... shortly after they were released...why did he have to endure this...It really made me think...I think it was so that he would be able to receive what all of us needed to know...If you haven't read D&C 121-123 and you are struggling is someway or another not even with fertility stuff you need to read it. It has really helped me feel more content about everything that we are going through...

I am so excited to be a part of this Blog! I look forward to hearing from all of you and learning together along the way. Talk to you soon Ladies! (oh and maybe hubby's...lol)

Please visit our adoption blog if you would like to know more about me...

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I am so glad to see what you girls have done with this blog. It's looking great!

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