Life is a series of waiting… for your turn, your coffee, your ride, the train, your long-delayed flight, the food your ordered, the cupcakes you are baking, a call, someone… Whatever you are waiting for may come quickly or just in time, but sometimes, it takes much longer than you expect… and at times, as people often say, it comes when least expected. No wonder patience is a virtue. After the wait comes something else to wait for. For those who are always in a hurry, it’s a nuisance. For those who are learning to wait, it’s a blessing in disguise. Since waiting is an inevitable part of our lives, why not make the most out of it?
Six years into our marriage and we are still waiting for our baby whom we love to call Zara – if she turns out to be a girl 🙂 It’s been quite an adventure since we started seeing doctors after not being able to conceive after a year of being married. Our infertility journey is one roller coaster ride of being at the high peaks of hope only to go down to the valleys of disappointments. And somewhere in the midst of it all, there are hours, days and weeks of waiting for our turn in countless doctors’ appointments, for pregnancy test results, for the next cycle to be able to try again.
Wait, because as they say, the best is yet to come.
We thank God that in all of these, He is with us.
Zara means “princess” in Hebrew, and “light” in French. In Arabic, it means “Eastern splendour; princess.” Only a few names start with the letter Z, and we don’t personally know anyone named Zara. We just both love that name for our daughter, if ever we will have one.
Why “Waiting 4 Zara?”
We have thought of journalling our experience for ourselves to remember God’s faithfulness in our lives as we pursue our dream to have a baby, especially now as we spend 25 days here in Taipei, Taiwan for our IVF procedure to be done in Mackay Memorial Hospital. It’s our last option in our pursuit to have a baby. This blog is not meant to make any recommendation, or be a know-it-all blog about infertility, for we are not experts. Simply documenting things as they unfold. And just in case others may find a thing or two in this blog useful, as other infertility blogs have been somehow helpful to us, that would be a bonus.
Who knows, Zara might just do come soon, and then she would love to read this blog too when she grows up. 🙂
Isaiah 40:30-33 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.