Three years ago I went to a retreat for my bible study the day after we confirmed that we had lost our first pregnancy. God was so good to me that the experience there helped me grieve and start healing for the loss. This retreat occurs every three years. Fast forward to right now. Bob and I just attended the same retreat together in Southern California. This time it felt so different. First of all I had my husband with me and it is such a blessing that we serve in the same bible study organization. Second is that, we are in a vastly different position this time in terms of our fertility journey. Three years ago we just failed our first ever transfer with a chemical pregnancy. Our hearts were broken and we needed healing. This time, we went with the news of expecting twins. We don’t have the heaviness of waiting for something to happen. Things are happening. What a blessing it is to be here. Bob was treated like a rock star when many of my friends from my bible study group came by one after another to meet him. It was so precious for them to congratulate him on the babies. In my blog post about the last retreat three years ago I met a woman on the plane who experienced infertility and eventually adopted a little girl from China. I shared with this random stranger (but not so random as it was a divine appointment) about our struggles and she promised to pray for us. God has such a sense of humor (and it’s a small world). My husband has been the bible teacher for this same little girl in the past year and has developed a close relationship with this family. I bumped into this mother again at the retreat this time. She told me that she had been consistently praying for us which was super sweet because she has kept her promise. I thought that her husband would have shared with her our news of expecting twins (since my husband and her husband now serve in the same bible study) but he hadn’t. So she was so surprised and happy to know that we are finally expecting not one baby but two! Again, God is so compassionate and full of love. He allowed me to personally share this news with this lady. It feels like things have come in a full circle. I just feel redeemed that we are in such a sweet position to be able to experience the joy of this monumental change in our lives and finally have good news to share on this twisted journey. All I can say is that God is good and my heart is filled with gratitude for His provision.