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The Path to Pregnancy

You are in for a treat today because my husband, Colby, is guest posting today. I always love when he does so because he is a much better writer than I am and always conveys what he wants to share so well. Hope his post blesses you today! Thanks Colbs!


We’ve been in Hawaii for a week now, celebrating and resting from a big project Caroline is finishing up. We love to hike in these beautiful locations, and, needing some inspiration for this guest post, I’m going to use the topic to illustrate our four-years-and-counting journey.

Everyone loves a great view – river, canyon, waterfall, lake, ocean, or valley. They’re huge, colorful, and filled with life, sound, and fresh air and breeze. They come in wide variety, including their access. Some are so popular that a large bus or boat might pick up you and a few dozen new friends and chauffeur you right up to the attraction. Step out and you are ready to gaze and photograph.

Other sights fall on the other end of the spectrum. It may take multiple flights and boat rides just to get on the right part of the globe – and then the real work begins. Hours of more intimate boat, plane, or rental car voyage take you to rough and remote areas that most don’t care to experience. Too much time, effort, discomfort, and danger. To be fair, the quick and easy is desirable, and those exotic spots can be viewed in print or media. Close enough, right?

You might see where this is going. The tired, weak part of me wants to say that couples who get pregnant easily are the pull-over-and-selfie folks zipping down the interstate. Meanwhile, we ‘waiters’ are the Appalachian or Pacific Coast plodders enduring horrific 20-mile daily hikes in the wilderness.

But this division is not helpful, and our commonality is a love of and desire for beauty. We mustn’t get get caught up in the when and how – the joy of pregnancy, birth, and family needs to be appreciated and marveled because it’s a beautiful gift from God, regardless if it was a ‘spontaneous pit stop’ or a lengthy, complex ordeal. They are equally wonderful ends, through different means. God’s blessing and creation are celebrated, whether found on a short journey or long. Don’t get discouraged if your journey is long, and don’t discount others whose path looks different. Behold his amazing goodness whenever you see it.

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8 Comments
  • Melanie
    Posted at 14:07h, 02 September Reply

    Truth, Colby Harries! 👊🏻 well done!!

  • Amber
    Posted at 21:32h, 02 September Reply

    This is a great thought about not comparing experiences – everyone has a different story and each person has a unique and special story for the glory of God. Thank you for sharing!

  • Beka Johnson
    Posted at 22:30h, 02 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing your perspective. I’m glad you both have the same viewpoint during this journey.

  • Jojo
    Posted at 10:52h, 03 September Reply

    Beautifully conveyed.

  • Cassie
    Posted at 13:19h, 04 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing, Colby. This is really encouraging and such an important message that’s really easy to forget when you’re in the trenches.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 21:15h, 06 September Reply

    So, so, so, so good!!

  • Vashanti Taylor
    Posted at 07:30h, 07 September Reply

    Amen… awesome!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 12:54h, 07 September Reply

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. Hope you all are enjoying Hawaii!

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