Saturday, August 16, 2014

The News

This is a post I stood convinced would never be written from my fingers, never appear on my blog, never materialize from my life.

And yet, here I stand (or, sit), writing it today.  Fully aware that it will be met with much joy, but also much pain.  So I must begin with a disclaimer, for those I feel most protective of, those of you who know the suffering of childlessness while others continue to receive their blessings... if you are in a bad place, today, please, be kind to yourself.  Click away.  Know you are at the forefront of my thoughts and prayers, and know that you can come back another day, if you so desire.


And for the rest of you, you may have guessed by now.  You may not believe what you are reading, you may be reading these words just as frantically as I am writing them.  You may be cursing at me for doing this in such traditional TCIE fashion as to draw out the drama as much as humanly possible.  But that won't stop me from basking in every. single. moment. of this moment I've dreamed of since I was a little girl.  This moment I still feel must be happening to someone else, because this can't be my life.  This moment of shock, awe, humility, gratitude, joy, happiness, peace, and a whole lot o' "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

A soul other than my own has been sent down upon me.

TCIE is pregnant.

Did I really just type that?  Is this a joke?  Am I for real?

While I'm still in a place of disbelief, and talking about it feels as if I'm having an out-of-body experience, I assure you - it's the God's honest truth.  We found out yesterday, on the Feast of the Assumption.  For those of you who know just how important and crucial that date is for us, it should be no surprise.  Nothing about this timing, in fact, is ordinary.  And yet at the same time, this appeared to be, on paper, the LEAST likely time for it to occur. 

I will post during the week a series with more information, entitled How I Knew, How We Found Out, and How We Told... (I know you're on the edge of your seats.)

But, for now, dear blog readers, friends, and sisters in Christ I may have never known existed - Be content to know that from this moment onward, TCIE is Barren No More.

I am a mother.  Forever more.





"Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name."  - Magnificat

120 comments:

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Words fail me. :) To say I am thrilled for you doesn't even come remotely close. GROW BABY GROW!!!!!

Jenny said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I think that's what Hebrew was trying to say!!!!!!

Katie said...

Wohooo!! So happy for you!

Leila@LittleCatholicBubble said...

I AM DREAMING THIS!!!!! WHAT???!!!!

Faith makes things possible said...

I can't even believe I'm reading this!!!!!! I second what Jenny said, "AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

Patiently Waiting...... said...

THIS.IS.INCREDIBLE! I am so unbelievably happy for you! You have been in my prayers for so many years and the support you have provided to this community is immeasurable. God bless you. God bless this new life. CONGRATS!

Nicole C said...

I knew it would happen. :)

Rebecca Frech said...

Oh my goodness! I'm over the moon with happiness for you!!

Perfect Power in Weakness said...

Eeeeeeeee!!!! So excited for you. I cannot wait to hear/read more. Praying for you and your little one during this most exciting time.

Lucky as Sunshine said...

So exciting.

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH X INFINITY! PRAISE GOD!

KC said...

Wow!!!!!!! So beyond thrilled for you!! I actually just cried real, actual, tears of happiness for you. I'm so happy you get your turn! I will be praying!

Lillian Moser said...
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Infertile Minnesota said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!! Just amazing!!!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful gift of life! Many prayers.

JoAnna Wahlund said...

Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for you!!

K said...

He never ceases to amaze me...never. He makes all things new!

Prayers of thanksgiving and health for you and your little one!

one joyful day said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe this news!!!! Happy tears for you!!!! And prayers for your sweet BABY!!!!!!

Ania said...

Bahhhhhhhh, wooooooooooo and a bajillion other exclamations!!! I am at a loss for words but, praise God and congratulations a million times over. What a journey! You and baby are in our family prayer intention basket. I am jumping in my kitchen like a lunatic. Woooohoooo!

Conceiving Hope said...

Congratulations, Amy. Enjoy every minute of this. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Sososo happy for you, and praying for your little one.

Deb said...

Congratulations!! You remain in my prayers!!

Anita said...

I've got goosebumps just reading this. So, so happy for you!!! God is good!!

Stephanie Z said...

Congratulations! I hope and pray that everything continues to go well... and I so cannot wait to hear all the details!

Angela said...

YESSSSSS!!!! Sooooo elated for you!! This makes me want to do a happy dance! :) Big high five over the Internet to you!!! Praise God!

Rose G. said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! I will pray for you, your husband, and your little son or daughter!

Joy Complete said...

Wow wow wow! So many congratulations and prayers! This is awesome!

Mrs. Amen said...

Praise God! So, so, so, so overjoyed for you and your husband. Tears in my eyes at this blessed news.

Brit said...

Wow. Just wow. Praying for you and your little one!!!

Made For Another World said...

You are prayed for during every consecration and during prayers of the faithful and to st. jude (almost everyday). God is a God of surprises. Praise Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Nicole texted me while i was at the mall and told me to get home and check the blog:) I am utterly, supremely delighted for you!!!! Praying for all 3 of you! Brenda

Waiting Hopefully said...

Congratulations!!!! Your story gives so much hope to all of us still in the trenches. Grow Baby grow!!! :-D

some how, some way, some day said...

I am in tears! Tears of joy for you!! God is so good and so amazing and His timing is His own. I am in awe. I cannot wait to follow your pregnancy. I always felt you would become a mother, some how some way some day. Hugs!

Karey said...

So stinkin' happy for you!

Maria Therese said...


Congratulations! I am so happy for you! And guess what? I do not feel jealous! I've been praying for you (and many others) for a long time. You and your precious baby will continue to be in my prayers! Enjoy this beautiful time in your life!

Much love and hugs,
Maria In Mass :)

Catholic Mutt said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! I am so unbelievably happy for you!

Casey said...

YEEESSSSS!!!! That is unbelievably awesome! I am so very, very happy for you that I had to come out of lurk-dom to join in the celebration and add my voice to the thanksgiving being lifted to heaven.

I may not comment much, but I have been reading and praying for you for years, just like so many others. And now, I'll be joining in the prayer army that will be backing the 3 of you up during this pregnancy. Grow baby grow!

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled TCIE!! I kept reading but never expected to read that you were pregnant. Brilliant news.

Amanda Teixeira said...

WAHOOOOO!

Anonymous said...

A total lurker here, and one who is so very, very happy that it's your turn!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Praise God!!!! A hundred million songs of praise. I've already checked the blog for updates about a dozen times so far.

Rachelle said...

Woohoo! It is so good to hear some really fantastic news this week. Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you. :)

Julie said...

I just came back to read this again because I am so thrilled. Sending lots of love!!!

Rebecca said...

Deo gratias!

Grow baby grow!!!!

Donna said...

So, so awesome! Thank you Jesus!

prayerfuljourney said...

Congrats! Gotta love those unexpected wonderful surprises!

Stacy said...

(A long time reader)... what incredible news!!!! MANY congrats!!!

Katie said...

Happy tears for you- congratulations!
You and baby will be in my prayers!

Sew said...

Incredibly stunned by this news! I can't even believe the miracle before my eyes! I wish I could kiss your face!

Sew said...

Yes, barren no more....the sweetest words you've ever spoken!

Mrs. Mike said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! Congratulations TCIE!!!!!!!

Percolating Petals said...

I am so thrilled for you, TCIE!! Praise God who has made the barren woman a joyful mother!!! It's like we're all renouncing with you like Mary did with Elizabeth.

Percolating Petals said...

*rejoicing!! (Stupid auto-correct)

Blessed said...

Tears of Joy reading this amazing news... Congratulations!!! God is so faithful... I cannot wait to read the rest of the story....

Praying for Hope said...

Congratulations!

Elisa said...

Congratulations Mama! You have been in my prayers for years! Much love and continued prayers for the three of you!

Amazing Life said...

Oh this is the best news and I am just amazed at God's handiwork in this newest precious blessing he is sharing with your family and the world! Words are inadequate to the great happiness and joy in my heart for answering all of our prayers for you to be barren no longer and a momma FOREVER!!!!!! Xoxoxo. Our prayers continue as go glowingly forth proclaiming to the whole world that GOD STILL ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS!!!!

motheringspirit said...

Oh my goodness!!! What amazing news! I read your blog so often during our days of infertility, and I am so filled with joy to hear your news. Prayers and blessings your way!

alison said...

BEST NEWS EVER ! A a a and I'm crying happy tears of joy :) no surprise there. Hip hip HOORAY!

E said...

God has blessed you both (all three!!!) greatly! Yes, Holy is His Name. Praise God!!!!!!!!

callmemama said...

Hours and hours later and I'm still stunned. So wonderfully happy for you, dear friend. I can't even describe how overjoyed I am at the blessing you've been given. You are a mom. Wow. Congratulations a million times over!!

Thankful said...

No words...just joy.

Anne B. said...

This made my day! What happpy happy news! Prayers for you three!

J said...

Tears of joy for you! You 're going to be such a wonderful mother. I have always admired your faith and perseverence. Hope you don't mind if I rejoice a bit with you.

Summer Anderson said...

I have never commented on your blog before, we've never met in real life, but I sit here and sob tears of joy for you. God is so good. Enjoy every single moment!

Lora said...

Congrats! This give me so much hope! Grow baby grow!

Rachel said...

Wow, overjoyed for you. This is the best news ever. Congratulation to you and your husband.

C.C. (aka Crunchy Catholic Mama) said...

I'm so happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

Another lurker here! Congratulations TCIE, and praise God!!

Stacy said...

Praising God for this long awaited answer to prayer! Praying already for this little life...for a strong heartbeat...and for you mama!!! Rejoicing with you!

JellyBelly said...

This is proof that miracles do happen! God is so good! Congrats, my dear, sweet friend!

Learningalittleway said...

Hooray! Will be keeping you in my prayers!

doctorgianna said...

Praise God! You always held fast onto the notion that He does things on His time. I have chills! You need a pregnancy party, a motherhood party, a creation of a soul party!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Stunned and overwhelmed with happiness, truly, stunned and grateful and praising God and oh my goodness, I am so FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

Grow, baby, grow!!!!!!! You will be COVERED in prayer. As another blogger recently said to me about a difficult situation we are in "We got this". And now I say it to you (and I think so many other people have as well)…WE GOT THIS! This baby is already so loved by so many.

Now come on and post the other posts, your loving, but impatient friends want to be in the know!!!

Conceiving Hope said...
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Conceiving Hope said...

^^^ What she said :P

Suzanna said...

Congratulations, mama. Crying happy tears. Our souls magnify The Lord. For he has done great thing for us!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I wish you a safe and easy pregnancy and delivery and a healthy baby!

"TCIE is pregnant." Not sure if you meant it this way, but it seems as though you are still in such shock, you write as if you're talking about someone else! ;-)

January said...

In awe of this incredible news! Congratulations mother! (And to father too!)

Abigail said...

Rejoicing with you!

Abigail said...

I can't believe the timing. Mary, our Mother, is so good to us!

tara said...

I'm usually more of a lurker than a commenter, but I have to say CONGRATULATIONS! You and baby will be in my prayers for sure!

Hafsa said...

Boom. Drop the mic. And praise God!

sthenryii said...

What wonderful news!!!! Congrats, TCIE!!!

Lynda said...

Amazing.Congratulations on your miracle!

Simone said...

WOW that is amazing news. Congratulations!

St. Rita's Roses said...

Wow!!!!! What the!!!!!! Praying!!

Chella said...

This is fantastic. I am so excited and happy for you guys! God is very, very good! Thank you for this dose of hope and happiness this morning. I can't wait to hear more! Praying for health for MAMA and BABY!

lavishedwithlemons said...

Congratulations!!! Sooo excited for you! We must have similar dates because I got my first positive test on Wednesday!

Being Refined said...

I am SO SO happy for you!! Praying for you and baby! I am so excited for you! Praise be to God!

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for you for as long as I've read your blog. I am speechless.... so happy, so excited for you. Praise be to God!!! Aaaahhhhhhhh!!!! :-)

Jordan

Stephanie @ Blessed to Be said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing news. Can't wait to hear more. Prayers for you and your little one!

A Martha trying to be Mary said...

I am over the moon happy for you. Cried actual tears of joy for you and R.
I now need to go to see Our Lady of Guadalupe as I have a big debt with Her! You and I now share another thing in common: we both found out we were mothers on the day of the Assumption. =) =)

Sunshine said...

I really don't know what to say to convey how happy I am for you. You must be OVER THE MOON!!! Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!

God has had this plan all along and it is so beautiful you found out on the Feast of the Assumption.

Continued prayers for a beautiful pregnancy and a bouncing baby on your knees and in your arms.

WheelbarrowRider said...

Praising God along side you and lifting you and your baby up!!!!!!

Ecce Fiat said...

Praise God! Congratulations!!

CS said...

Congrats! I am so so so happy for you! I am still crying happy tears for you! God is good, and you are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! <3 Welcome to the world of motherhood!!! <3

Anonymous said...

I am crying right now! I am so happy for you. It is so weird, the past few weeks I have been thinking, "that one blogger I follow is pregnant, I just know she is!"

Anonymous said...

Praising God!!! :) Congratulations a million times over :) Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good; His Love endures forever.

C said...

Amazing!!! And I've checked your blog today 5000 already for the first part of your three part series, but I'll work on patience while you bask in your news! You and your family of three will be in my prayers! Congrats!

the misfit said...

Congratulations, A and R :).

By the way...what does this mean about the acceptance? ;)

rosetells said...

Yaaaaaaaaay! So happy for you guys! I will keep praying. Praise God!

Shannon said...

Stalking your blog for updates, mama! Joy abounds! I'm still on cloud 9 for you!!!!!

Mrs. Henderson said...

How awesome! So very happy for you!!!! Prayers coming your way!

Kat said...

:D oh Amy I am so happy for you! Praying for you. "Barren no more" I love it!!! Wow just wow!

connieann said...

Congratulations!!!!

JoAnna Wahlund said...

I keep stalking the blog, hoping for a follow-up post. :) Can't wait to hear more!

MamaHoli said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Praise God! I am OVERJOYED that you have received this precious gift of motherhood!!!! Grow baby grow!

Molly M. said...

Praying for you and your little miracle!

Congratulations!

LifeHopes said...

I can't stop crying over here!!!!
I am so excited for you!!!! Its the best news ever.

LifeHopes said...

I remember when I was pg with CC ... someone said, "this is the easy part. Just relax and enjoy."

Ania said...

I am so out of the loop with blogging, but oh dear lady, congrats to you too!

Emily said...

I've been checking for this news from you for the past few months. I've had this weird feeling (which, I know, sounds weird in itself...)

I am so happy for you even though I don't know you. I will be thinking of you and your precious BABY often and praying for you.

GraceofAdoption said...

Sooooooo excited and blessed and happy for you!!!!! praying too!

Fight The Good Fight of Faith said...

PRAISE BE TO GOD! I keep you all in my prayers!!!!

KJL said...

Praise the Lord, oh my soul! I am a blogger you probably don't know, but I have been following you for years. Though words cannot express the joy I feel for you, please accept my deepest congratulations and words of encouragement and hope. I am praying for you and baby!

Anonymous said...

Just saw this and actually in tears of joy for you! Been reading ur blog on and off and known ur frustrations.

God Bless and keep you both and hubby too xxx

Anonymous said...

I haven't checked your blog in a long time, but when I clicked over today, I knew something was different with you. A few posts into your blog and I am blown away. You are a mother!! You are pregnant!!!! This is the best news I have heard in a very long time. I am so so happy for you. And what a glorious day to find out such amazing news. Rejoicing with you and saying many prayers of thanksgiving!! -His Essence is Love blog (your old prayer buddy!)

Anonymous said...

I have never met you, or even left a comment on your blog before. During my relatively short time of infertility after a miscarriage, I often came on to read what you had posted. Thank you so much for remaining faithful to the Lord during a time of great trial and hardship. I had not checked your blog for a while, but suddenly thought to this morning. Even now, I am holding back tears of happiness for you. And as I type, my own little fellow is sitting next to me, grabbing my sleeve, the computer cord, or anything else that looks slightly interesting to him (which is everything in reach :). Becoming a mother is a rich blessing indeed. May the Lord protect you both!