“Nothing is ever wasted in the garden of your life. Even compost can serve a purpose.” – Holley Gerth, You’re Going to Be Okay
Many of you may have compost bins in your homes or your yards. They’re kind of disgusting aren’t they?
Compost is made up of our throwaways and our spoiled remains. Oh, and don’t forget to add the worms.
But all that gross-ness works together to make soil more fertile. From all the nastiness flows beauty and new life. Even trash has a purpose.
For me, infertility has made me more intentional about how I spend my money. The financial strain of treatment has made me really re-evaluate what our financial priorities are. It’s also given me deeper gratitude for the money we do have because I realize that some people cannot afford to even consider IVF.
Infertility has also made my husband and I be more intentional about our marriage. We decided right away that we would not let our marriage become a victim of infertility. We each deal with our struggle in very different ways, and it’s easy to see how infertility can tear marriage apart. But we are determined not to go down that path.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28
What purpose has the trash of your infertility served? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.