We’re Gary & Sian.
Living in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, we’re just a regular couple trying to do the regular couple stuff – like having a baby!
We were married on a glorious autumn day in 2008. Marrying slightly later in life (I was 30 and he was 36) was a sweet thing – we were both mature enough to know what we were promising on that blessed day. What we didn’t totally foresee was the 1 downside to marrying a wee bit later – getting pregnant gets harder each year that passes by.
This blog is our memory bank or journal of the rollercoaster ride of our infertility journey and desire to parent. We underwent a number of infertility procedures (IVF, surrogacy, alternative treatments/homeopathy, regular fertility drugs) and then chose the adoption option.
And Molly? Just a sweet baby name we cherished.
There are a myriad of roads and treatments available to an infertile couple, most of which we have tried. However, at the end of the day, we are a Christian, God-loving, couple. We know that it is the Lord who decides where and when and how. So we follow His lead, dancing in His abundant mercy and strength and we waited…for His glory to be revealed in all of this. It is after all, ALL FOR HIS GLORY!
“For it is God who is at work within you, giving you the will and the power to achieve His purpose.” Phil 2:13.
On April 2, 2013 we took home our first child, our precious baby girl, Grace Khethiwe McDowell. Adoption is one option, and it was the option God lead us to and we have not regretted it for one moment!
If you are going through something similar (or different) and would like to chat or ask questions about any of what we’ve been through, feel free to drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless x