My Miracle

Our God is a God of Miracles! We hear this phrase often, tied in with stories of God's miraculous work in the lives of others, but sometimes it's hard to believe that we can experience it for ourselves. 

The Monday before Mother's Day, I found out that God had given me a miracle.

But to tell you about that, I have to go back to 2015. I had been married for two years, and we decided it was time to start trying to have a baby. You think it's going to be easy....but I just had a gut feeling that something was wrong. After about 7 months, we saw a specialist. They told us we would have to use IVF to conceive, because there was only a .01% chance we could have a child the "natural" way. 

I didn't want to accept that. So we saw another specialist, did more tests...they said the same thing. Chances were basically 0. ZERO! 

Around the same time, I attended a church conference, and during the message, the idea for ellyandgrace popped into my mind. So, after praying about it and talking to my husband, ellyandgrace was born! Yes, I was unhappy in my day job and looking for something that could share the gospel, (that's always the reason I've given people), but I also started ellyandgrace to take my mind off how upset I was that I couldn't get pregnant.

The Tell Your Mountain about Your God design was inspired by my struggle- and every time I saw it, I was reminded that we serve a great God. I focused on building my new business but the desire to become a mom never went away.

During this time, I didn't tell many people about our struggle. Sometimes I hinted around about it on social media, but I've always been a really private person. I didn't understand why it was happening. When you're a type A planner (and I am!) it's hard to accept when your plans don't work out.

But the Lord has perfect timing. He taught me quite a bit about patience in the waiting!

Okay- back to Mother's Day. I was completely shocked to find out just a few days before Mother's Day that I was pregnant. Because we were told it was impossible. Because we hadn't started IVF yet. And I knew without a doubt- God had given us a miracle!

I know that God's plans are not our own and that His timing is perfect. 

Because now, I have the opportunity to share this miracle with you. To let you know, friend, that miracles do happen! So, remember.... if you're going through something that seems impossible- with God ALL things are possible!

Our sweet baby girl is due January 4th! 

"You made a way when there was no way, and I believe I'll see you do it again" 


34 comments


  • Wendy Bradley

    You’re so brave! I bought my first of many shirts from you “tell your mountain…” for a very similar reason. We struggled and had great loss trying to get pregnant. After failed rounds of many fertility treatments we were finally successful with IVF. Our embryos (4 total) weren’t very good quality and I had total doubts. I just couldn’t understand. Then by the grace of God BOOM we were pregnant. And by week 12 the ultrasound shocked us even more by displaying triplets! Both poor quality embryos took and one split. We have miracle triplets. Two identical and one fraternal. The Girls were born 6 weeks early and were much stronger than I was. Weighing in at 2.10oz, 3.10oz & 4.2oz! Again I ordered the shirt “pray more worry less” because I had to literally remind myself daily. Then as the chaos of triplets took over I realized that my next shirt was “grace>perfection”! I decided to continue to share my store. To be an open book. Along the way, we’ve helped countless others with their journey. Sharing our deeply dark and mostly rocky road was helping others find hope. Crazy! So thank you! Thank you for my shirts that have continued to power me through and for being brave enough to share your story! I promise so many will find hope from it! We Mama’s have to stick together! I pray your journey is glorious come January and look forward to celebrating this new little miracle! Xoxo – Wendy Bradley


  • Barbara Fulson

    Congratulations!


  • Caroline M

    Congratulations! ❤ After almost 7 years of trying, I received my sweet miracle baby in 2016. 🍼Doctors had no explanation for how I got pregnant without medications but I know it was God! She will be 3 next month.


  • Mary Beth Ferrara

    Praise God! Thank you for sharing your beautifully, honest story with us!


  • Karen Geer

    Congratulations! There are so many amazing “but God” stories. Can you make a “but God” shirt?


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