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Clinging to God While Pursuing Foster Care

July 16, 2019

In 2013 I got unexpectedly pregnant with my son. In May of 2016, I married my high school crush, the father of my son. Through this marriage, I also gained an amazing stepdaughter.

June 2016, I went off birth control so we could expand our family. I found out I was pregnant in July, but in August, I went in for my first ultrasound. Little did I know I was experiencing my first miscarriage. I got a D&C about a week later.

In May of 2017, I found out I was pregnant again! I was told we were having twins…..TWINS!  Thrilled was an understatement! At my 8 week appointment we sadly learned we miscarried one of the babies. Shortly after I got diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. At my 12 week appointment we found out we had another miscarriage followed by another D&C. I was diagnosed with hypermesis gravederium, which is morning sickness on steroids.

It has been a little over a year since all this has happened. Within the last few months we have begun the process to become licensed for foster care. I was hesitant to start foster care but through all of this, the Lord has softened my heart and has shown so much light on the fact that it isn’t about my plan, it’s about His plan. The Lord, my Father, knows the desires of my heart. I will cling onto hope and faith in the Lord’s promises for me. It may not always be easy, but I will do it. I can’t wait to see how He finishes writing our story!

Whitney Willard

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