This week's Warrior of the Week is Logan and Andrew.
Here's their story:
"I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2005, before I'd even graduated from high school. I was told back then that it might be difficult for me to conceive due to scarring. My husband and I got married in 2010, and I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2012, after having tried for over a year to conceive naturally. After several unsuccessful rounds of Clomid, and multiple unsuccessful IUIs, we prayerfully began the IVF process in July 2013. It was tremendously difficult on every level, and I ended up becoming severely hyper-stimulated before our egg retrieval. Though we were able to proceed with the retrieval, we had to cancel our embryo transfer, freeze our embryos, and revisit the transfer after my body had time to recover. It was only about a six week delay, but felt like an eternity! Finally on October 4, 2013, we had our frozen embryo transfer. On October 14 we got our BFP, and our amazing daughter was born on Fathers Day in 2014.
That was not the end of our fertility treatment story though, because we still had two frozen embryos remaining. We transferred those embryos on August 10, 2015. Though blood work did confirm pregnancy, my hcG levels dropped as I miscarried early. In my heart, I knew the 'trying to conceive' chapter of our story was over. I was so grateful for the daughter God had given us, and did not want to waste moments with her wishing for more children.
BUT, I serve a God of surprises! On October 2, 2015, I took a home pregnancy test on a whim (I'd been having pretty regular periods for the first time IN MY LIFE, but was about a week late.) I got the shock of my life when that test was positive!
And now we have TWO daughters. Two miracles who remind us daily of the grace of our Lord Jesus. The physical, emotional, mental, and financial pain of infertility all pale in comparison to the joy we are experiencing now. The tear-filled nights, the awful progesterone injections, the invasive ultrasounds, they have all begun to fade into memory. And the loneliness, the waiting, the crying, the hoping, the praying.... all worth it. Our journey broke us in so many ways, but it grew