Friday, February 11, 2011

“Surrender” Success Stories

Remember when I officially surrendered my fertility fight to God back in August?  It was finally clear to me that it was exactly what I needed to do.  At the very moment that I wrote that post, I was actually pregnant with our miracle baby, but had no idea!  Looking back, this is still so amazing to me and I will never stop thanking God for it.
More awesome things have come about as a result of that surrender post.  A few blog followers contacted me to tell me that it inspired them to surrender their own fertility issues.
Nicole emailed me and said:
…Surrendering the 'will I and wont I get pregnant' journey to God is something that I feel I have finally started trying to do. I don't think I realized it until I read it here today. Thank you for helping me realize that surrendering it is the best thing to do, TODAY! Wishing you and your growing tummy the very very best!
Lynsie first contacted me just a few weeks after my Surrender post to congratulate me on our Greenie Baby.  She was struggling with getting pregnant again after experiencing the loss of her son.  She decided to try what I did and just let it go.  A few months later, she emailed me to let me know that she surrendered her fertility fight, and guess what??  She’s expecting now too!!
It's so funny how after I first emailed you and you encouraged me to just let go how soon it was that I was pregnant!
Wow, right?  I am so honored that making my own personal journey public has helped others deal with their challenges and give it to God.  I believe that these are just some of the blessings in disguise that are a result of having my Green Beans.
Whether its surrendering your fertility fight or something else, if you have a surrender story that you’d like to share, please email me or leave a comment.  If you are trying to surrender something in your life, document it.  You never know what changes you’ll end up seeing in your life!  I think these stories are so powerful and I’d love to hear about yours!


  1. Wow that is really powerful and awesome, thank you for sharing, and congrats to Lynsie!

  2. I have been quietly following your story for a little while now after my friend told me about your blog. I am dealing with secondary infertility and I am now to the point where I need to surrender and hand it all over to god. No more doctors or drugs. Thank you for sharing your story and Lynsies.

  3. "Wow" ( I cant think of anything else to say) WOW!!

  4. Hi Lauren,
    I've been so joy-filled to read your posts the last few weeks and so happy that worry and fear and doubt are finding less and less space to occupy in your heart and mind these days :-) That's a form of surrender, too, and when they go, the blessings rush in to fill their place :-)

    I had to surrender my desire to find a mate before graduating from college. I went to a small Christian school and it was very common for couples to meet there and get married after graduation. I had dated a few guys, but nothing was gelling and I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever find the guy that God had intended for me. It got really hard when my roommate got engaged and began wedding planning. Anyway, I had become good friends with a guy and I was thinking he might end up being the one, but he decided to keep our relationship as just good friends and that was devastating (at the time, I didn't see how much pressure I was putting on myself and how rushed I was to keep up with the Joneses!) I remember very clearly hanging up the phone with him and just bawling my eyes out. I cried out to God and said the following, "Lord, if you really want me to be a nun, that's what I'll do." (Funny thing is I'm Protestant, so I'm not sure how I'd manage becoming a nun! LOL!) But the surrender part was sincere. Needless to say, it wasn't 2 days later that I met my future husband across the salad bar in the cafeteria and I knew within a very short time that he was the one I had been searching for. I learned later on that he had also been going through a surrender struggle. His girl friend from HS had broken up with him and really caused a lot of second-guessing in his heart about trust, etc. Once he gave that worry and fear to God and began to wait on Him, I came along and we were both ready to meet each other, without a lot of baggage that we'd been carrying for a long time.
    I've come to realize through that struggle, and then during our infertility years that followed, that God is a great multi-tasker. He's a wonderful re-purposer. And what seems like wasted time to us is actually time that He's using for so many other good purposes beyond our understanding.

  5. I wrote about doing this one my blog too. Though it's been about 7 years since I did give it to God. I have two girls now. :)

  6. Wow! What a wonderful story!! This reminds me so much of my experience. I had been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half. In the process of seeing an endocrinologist, that I very much disliked, we decided to take a break from trying to get pregnant. I just couldn't handle the ups and downs anymore. Well, I was supposed to go in for testing, after my next cycle started. I had become even more anxious about the testing, than I had been about getting pregnant. Well, the time came and went, and my cycle never started, I was pregnant! That particular month, I had literally thought it would not be possible to be pregnant, but God had other plans. It's amazing what happens when you let go of trying to control a situation, and leave it up to God. I'm SOOO excited for you and little Taylor, you're such a beautiful Momma. You're Dad looks EXACTLY the same as I remember!! He hasn't aged at all, please tell your parents hello! <3

  7. Hi Lauren, I was just reading the surrender success post and noticed that you quoted my comment from January 19th in your post!! I posted that comment in response to your 'revisiting my 2010 goals' posting and I feel so honored and happy that you chose that comment to highlight the impact you are having on all of us! I notice that you didn't name me specifically, which is okay, but if you want to, PLEASE, go right ahead! What an honor!

    My life and how I feel about getting and staying pregnant has completely changed since that day and I'm so relieved to see that you understand what a great impact you have had in helping me get closer to God. More details about how you helped me and my journey to lose weight and get pregnant again, can be found on my blog Thank you again for even reading my comment, and especially for understanding how much you have helped me!

  8. It's so awesome that you're able to inspire other people through your blog! Keep up the great work, Lauren, you're a breath of fresh air!