Confessions of a Fauf

Thursday, September 02, 2010


Now that Fig (that's what we're calling Baby Shaw right now) has gone public, it is time for its story to be told to everyone as well. It all started a year ago beginning of August when we decided a baby would complete our our lovely life. We tried and tried....and tried some more...Meanwhile a year was slipping by.

This past summer we discovered my body needed a little extra help, so we took the doctor's advice and hoped for the best. We were feeling a little discouraged about the whole thing, wondering if Baby Shaw would ever show up in my uterus. Then one day in July, we discovered a mother bird had built a nest in our front door wreath and hatched five little babies (you all remember the blog). The same day we discovered the nest, we also discovered the fertility help was working and it was time to try once again for our Fig. While waiting to discover if it worked this time or not, we kept thinking about that little bird nest and believed it was a little gift from God to remind us that He had not forgotten us this past year and He had His eye on us, just like He did on the sparrow.

Well, we waited a few weeks, as everyone must do. While we kept telling ourselves it could still take a few more tries (just so we wouldn't get our hopes up), we remembered God's sign of the bird nest and were comforted. Then towards the end of July, those baby birds suddenly grew up and flew away. That night we discovered someone new was nesting inside of me!

We were overjoyed, laughing and crying and hugging all at the same time. Michael had a feeling I was pregnant before I did. So when we were at an antique shop earlier that week, he had bought a little bird pin. The night of Aug. 2 when we found out, he gave it to me as a gift and a reminder of God's sweet sign of His promises through that bird nest on our front door.

The week we discovered our Fig marked exactly one year to the week since we started trying for it. When I realized that, I just had to smile at God and His quirky sense of humor. And of course thank Him for never forgetting us along this difficult journey of faith. Our God is quite sentimental!


Blogger Donna said...

I just love God's timing and small gifts to give us hope, and yours is a story of just that. Praying for little Fig!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Mallory said...

I am so, so, so, happy for you guys and so excited about your little Fig.

I can't wait to trade notes with ya, how are you feeling?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Love it!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Morgan Jane said...

Love this blog! So excited for Fig to get here, what a loved little baby it will be. God is good and it's been a great journey for all of us as well. God is ALWAYS faithful!!!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay Snyder said...

I just love this story and am grateful with you and Michael - the Lord is so amazing! Congrats to you both! xo Linds

5:26 PM  
Blogger Joel, Ali, Levi, Jenna and Luke said...

What a great story! Very similar to ours...and take note-baby #2 and #3 didn't take nearly as long :)

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your story is so encouraging to me! What a nice reminder to take joy in God's promises. I couldn't be happier for you the two of you!


8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faith + Fauf + Ig = Fig ..... Congratulations! RCS

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely story and you know I am thrilled. You are always in my prayers.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Whitney @ The Sweetest Things said...

What a great story!! We were praying for you guys from the time you told us you were trying! So excited for this little baby!!!

3:54 PM  
Blogger KYLE AND LISA said...

wonderful story! :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger KYLE AND LISA said...

wonderful story! :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Virginia Rose said...

farah...great news and very sweet. i love how god does take care of us. very evident...thanks for sharing. this blog is great too. i've been wanting to do one recently and i just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you bring (in many ways).

2:31 PM  

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