Below is a link to a recording of a talk I gave at a women’s meeting in the summer of 2011. I was asked by one of the pastor’s of the church (Marvel) to give my testimony.
Here’s a transcript of part of the talk:
I’m about to tell you a story about a chapter in my life. It involves doctors and lawyers, a baby girl named Lacey, and a box of candy hearts. This story covers about 15 years of my life. It’s the story of my journey through infertility.
I know that in a group this size, with a bunch of church ladies, when I say the I word (infertility), that there’s bound somebody in here who is moving her hand through her bag … like this lady over here … she’s going for her little bottle of anointing oil. [Laughter] But I want you to know that I’m good.
All jokes aside, infertility is a tough topic. Tough to live through. Tough to know what to say to someone who’s living through it. I know that firsthand. I come from a long line of fertile women. My grandmother, Mae Liz, had 12 children. My mother was her firstborn. My grandma Odell had 10 children. My dad was her seventh child. My parents married and raised a small family of four girls. I am number three.
[click the link to hear the rest of the story: Concord First Assembly, My testimony, (July 2011) ]