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" 


  • Monique

    Amen! So happy for your new journey! What a blessing….He is never late, never early, always right on time. :)

  • Betty

    Congratulations and let me tell you I know the joy you are feeling. The Doctors told me I would not be able to have children and I was only 20 years old at the time. we prayed and prayed that the doctors were wrong. And come to find out God had other plans. I did get pregnant and we had a son. When he was almost a year old i had to have emergency surgery and after that I knew I would not be able to have any more. But I thank God that He gave us one. The joy was indescribable when we found out that I was pregnant. Your baby girl will bring you so much joy and laughter in your heart. I know Carmen is smiling in Heaven.

  • Jamie

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you!!! I know you’ll be a great mommy!!! And I love hearing what a miracle giver God is…my husband and I are in the waiting period right now…but with lots of hope and while knowing we’re also in the midst of His plan, too!

  • Theresa

    Wow wow wow! God is faithful. And his miracles come to each of us in unique ways. So happy for you!!! 💕🙌🏼

  • Jodie Rudd

    Thank you for sharing your story, it is truly inspiring. Before I had my beautiful son, my husband and I had 3 miscarriages..they crushed us and put a lot of hurt in our marriage, but we both knew that if we had faith and trusted in God we would get our blessing, and in July 2016, we welcomed our little William..I am praying for you and I truly believe God blesses us in his own timing, that has been a big part in my life journey.. I love your elly and grace line..I love how you share the gospel and I love being able to share my faith and be cute as well..God Bless you and your husband.

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