18th October 2017

Then the miraculous…

Things may have been a little quiet around here, but it’s been quite the opposite in our household. S and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary with the news that we’ve so earnestly, persistently and faithfully hit our knees for over the past few years. We’re thrilled and so overjoyed to say that there’s a baby brewing in my belly!

This whole journey is nothing short of a true testament of our miracle working God. From the moment we started praying and hoping to start a family four years ago to now, He’s always known the timing and the outcomes, even when we didn’t. Through every obstacle, behind every tear and during the waiting we’ve seen His hand in it all. The best thing we chose to do while we waited for this promise to be fulfilled was to do what we knew to do; serve, give, pray, believe, hope and continue to live life to the full. Not to let precious seasons slip by simply because they didn’t look like we thought they would. The journey hasn’t been easy but I can say that it’s one that I wouldn’t take back. The joy we feel today is like no other.

The second wave of our miraculous news came just a few weeks after we found out I was pregnant. We know our God is able to do “more than we could ever think or imagine”. We’ve seen it time and time again, in others lives and in our own, there’s nothing too big or too small. Despite this being our last single embryo transfer (yes only one little embie was transferred), we’ve been blessed and surprised all over again with news that there’s not one baby Illy growing inside, but TWO! That’s right, our little embryo decided to spilt and our identical twins will be making their grand entrance sometime next Spring.

This news has been THE hardest to keep quiet. In fact, the majority of our friends and family have already been clued up, because when miracles happen and God shows off how can you keep it quiet?! We are so excited to share our news with you and pray that it can be a sense of hope or inspiration for someone who might be facing a similar journey. My heart still aches for you, I see you, you’re not forgotten or alone, I know the pain and I’m praying for you today.

I’m glad to be back on this space and as long as you will allow me, I will continue to share our story with you.

The best is yet to come, but you can recap on our journey here | green light day, PGD decision, the process, when things don’t go as planned, on autopilot, joy vs. happiness

  • Amanda Smith

    So very happy and excited for you both! ♡

  • Dolores Kessel

    Tara & Stephen, WOW!!! Pete and I are so happy, happy for you two. God does perform MIRACLES! He brought me back to life 2 1/2 years ago when I died for 10 minutes as well as other miracles for me. You two are double blessed on this journey and we are sure you will be blessed over and again. You will be GREAT PARENTS!!!!!

  • Sarah Hynes

    So excited for you, and the twin part gave me chills! Congratulations to your family! Praying for your health and an easy pregnancy for you. <3

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